By Caribbean News Now contributor
MIAMI, USA — Tropical Storm Kirk has dissipated into a tropical wave located about 1,400 miles east of the Windward Islands. This system is producing showers and thunderstorms along with winds to gale force over the northern portion of the wave. Redevelopment of this system is possible over the next few days until it encounters highly unfavorable upper-level winds while it approaches the Caribbean Sea.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, the remnants of Kirk are moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
The chance of a tropical cyclone reforming during the next five days is estimated to be medium (50 percent).