Tropical Storm Kirk rekindled on Wednesday as expected, after fizzling Tuesday, torn apart by its own quick speed and high wind shear.
After being downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week, the United States-based National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday that Tropical Storm Kirk had reorganized, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour as of 2 p.m. AST.
After being downgraded late Monday morning thanks to no longer containing a closed center of circulation, Kirk is once again a tropical storm this morning. Kirk was moving west at 18 miles per hour.
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. One disturbance is near the North Carolina coast, and the other one is post-tropical cyclone Leslie.
Tropical Storm Kirk is slated to approach the Lesser Antilles on Sep.
The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain. Its maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Kirk became a named storm Saturday and formed the farthest south of any major storm since 2012. Because hurricane preparedness activities become hard once winds reach tropical storm force, the Warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the onset of tropical storm force winds. It has a 90 percent chance of development in the next five days. That high will help steer the storm west across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea.
Dominica, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned that these rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.