In an 11 a.m. update on September 27, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Kirk, which weakened before strengthening again back into a tropical storm, is about 45 miles north-northeast of Barbados and 130 miles east-southeast of Martinique.
"Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to stay south of the territory".
Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe have all found themselves under a Tropical Storm Warning as the rejuvenated Tropical Storm Kirk makes its way towards the Windward Islands. A pocket of little to no shear will help Kirk gain strength as it moves to the west, but it's going to have a hard time overcoming the strong winds now settled over the Caribbean. As the center of the system moves away from Barbados, wind-speeds of to 20 to 30 miles per hour (32 to 48 km/h) with occasional higher gusts will persist across the island during the afternoon and into tonight. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. As it crosses into the Caribbean Sea, wind shear is expected to weaken the storm back to a depression.
Hurricane season runs through November 30. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or risky.More news: Body believed to be missing 6-year-old found
A Tropical Storm Watch is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, pose a POSSIBLE threat to a specified coastal area within 48 hours.
Dominica, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned that these rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Finally, Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie, in the central Atlantic, has a 70 percent chance of becoming organized again over the next five days.