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

By  //  September 22, 2018

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not CURRENTLY a threat to Florida

Tropical Storm Kirk, the 11th named storm of the season, developed on Saturday morning and is moving through an area of warm water and relatively low shear, according to AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski. (NHC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Kirk, the 11th named storm of the season, developed on Saturday morning and is moving through an area of warm water and relatively low shear, according to AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski.

Tropical Storm Kirk is located 450 miles south of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

The storm will move toward the west-northwest through early next week and is not a threat to Florida.

While these two factors are favorable for strengthening, Kirk is also moving through an area of relatively dry air, which would limit intensification, according to Kottlowski.

Winds are sustained at 40 mph and is moving west at 14 mph. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm.

Kirk is expected to speed up through the weekend but will not impact land for several days, allowing those potentially in its track plenty of time to prepare.

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