Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Regardless of development, sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across the islands starting Wednesday night and persisting into Thursday. With tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the centre, the system continues to move towards the west near 18 mph (30 km/h).

An inverted trough - or an area of relatively low pressure - moving east to west across the tropics.

The regenerated Tropical Storm Kirk is one of those sequels nobody really wanted or asked for (see: "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" or "Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo"). According to resources, there are no current threats to Florida from Kirk at the present time.

Kirk has redeveloped into a tropical storm over the western tropical Atlantic.

On the forecast track, the center will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday night.

But, as with the remnants of Kirk, it's not expected to do much long term. "The chance of tropical development over the next five days was 70 percent". It could regain sub-tropical storm status later this week.

Newsday was told that while TT had nothing to worry about, islands including Barbados and Guadaloupe are expected to be hit by the storm, which will then dissipate in the Caribbean Sea.

A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon.

NHC said a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines - with tropical storm conditions appearing within the next 36 hours.

Rainfall totals from four to six inches, with isolated totals up to 10 inches, are possible through Friday from Barbados and St. Lucia northward across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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