Tropical Development in the Atlantic Possible This Week

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms, Has Sustained Winds at 40 mph and is Moving West at 14 MPH |

Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

As the hurricane season develops, weather watchers are monitoring Subtropical Storm Leslie and an unnamed disturbance swirling east of the United States. National Hurricane Center advisory, Kirk's sustained winds measured 35 mph and extended 70 miles north of the storm's center.

"Whether Kirk is a tropical wave, depression, or storm, it should continue moving rapidly westward for the next couple of days".

Conditions are expected to become conducive for this low to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics during the next day or so, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form by early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean.

An area of low pressure centered about 470 miles south southeast of Hatteras North Carolina is moving toward the west-northwest.

This alert is provided by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR). It has winds of 35 miles per hour and it is moving slowly to the east at 3 miles per hour.

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Graphic illustration of Tropical Depression Kirk as at September 24, 2018.

Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers are expected to overflow at Winyah Bay where they meet before the week is out.

Broach-Akers says people in the potential flood zones should plan to leave their homes Monday.

However, Kirk could encounter shear that could weaken the storm over the Caribbean. As of the 11 AM advisory, the NHC is giving this area of low pressure a 30% chance of development in the next two days and a 40% chance of development in the next four days. There are several areas the First Coast News Storm Experts are watching closely. The front will overtake Leslie and it will no longer be considered a tropical system as it moves over cooler waters and lacks a closed center of circulation.

Firefighters from the Penderlea Fire Department posted video of the fish being hosed off the Interstate 40. It left at least 43 people dead across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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