Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

On Tropical Storm Kirk, the NHC states, "Kirk is moving toward the west near 14 miles per hour [22 km/h] and a westward to west northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight".

NHC forecasts keep it at tropical storm strength as it crosses the Atlantic over the next week. Forecasters expect some strengthening through Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the center up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest.

Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Islands and keeping a close eye on three other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. The storm traveled due west and with slow intensification was named Tropical Storm Isaac the following day.

The system, just off the African coast, is still more than 2,000 miles from South Florida.

Kirk does not pose a threat to the USA over the next eight days.

The low pressure formed into a depression late Friday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Kirk is the renamed cousin to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall at Wilmington last week, stalled over the Carolinas and then moved northward before spinning back out to sea.

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