Kirk Weakens In Caribbean; Subtropical Storm Leslie Strengthens

Kirk Weakens In Caribbean; Subtropical Storm Leslie Strengthens

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. ( CBS 12) — Tropical Storm Kirk has weakened to an open wave over the Caribbean Sea. The remnants of Kirk are moving W/NW at 14 mph across the Caribbean and this forward motion is expected to continue over the next several days.

The remnants are currently located 190 miles S/SW of St. Croix. This disturbance is expected to produce 2 - 4 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of six inches across St. Croix and eastern Puerto Rico overnight through Saturday.

Leslie will meander over the North-central Atlantic for a few more days.

Subtropical Storm Leslie is located about 855 miles E/NE of Bermuda with max winds of 45 mph. Leslie is moving to the SW at 7 mph. A general motion to the SW will continue during the next several days.

Some strengthening is possible and Leslie could transition into a tropical cyclone during the next few days.

Swells generated by Leslie are affecting Bermuda and the Northern Leeward Islands and will reach other portions of the Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, and the Bahamas through Saturday.

Leslie will meander over the North-central Atlantic for a few more days.

Swells are expected to reach portions of the east coast of the United States by Sunday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.


Source: CBS12

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