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Kirk reached tropical storm-strength Saturday and is cruising west at about 18 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning.

As the hurricane season develops, weather watchers are monitoring Subtropical Storm Leslie and an unnamed disturbance swirling east of the United States.

But in the center's 11 a.m. advisory, that system jumped to name status: Tropical Storm Kirk.

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

"However, Kirk may still be capable of trouble in this scenario, as the storm could pack tropical storm-force winds and dump heavy rains of 3 - 6 inches in the islands, causing flash floods and landslides".

NHC forecasters say that some strengthening is predicted during the next day or two. This low, called Invest 98 for now, has been fighting a lot of wind shear, so development chances only sit at 30 percent.

Tropical Storm Kirk has formed earlier today off the coast of Africa.

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At present the named storm is churning through the sea at 5mph with maximum sustained winds of 40mph winds. However, they add it may begin weakening in the middle of the week.

That includes the former Tropical Depression Eleven, which dissipated on Sunday morning before reaching the islands. On Sept. 10, Isaac achieved minimal hurricane status as top winds reached 75 miles per hour.

The depression is moving to the west at 25 miles per hour and is expected to continue that motion for the next couple days.

"This year, despite the recent uptick in activity, the overall activity remains typical of a less active season", said Gerry Bell, lead hurricane forecaster for the Climate Prediction Center.

Finally, a non-tropical low pressure system is forming about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

The system of thunderstorms and showers now hovers halfway between Bermuda and the Bahamas.


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