The 11th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season has formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. As of the first advisory from the National Hurricane Center on Saturday, Kirk formed well south of the Cabo Verde Islands, just off the west coast of Africa. Kirk had maximum sustained winds at 40 mph, with a central pressure of 1005 mb. Kirk is moving to the west at 14 mph.
The forecast maintains Kirk as a tropical storm as it travels westward across the Atlantic. There is the risk of land impact by mid-late next week as Kirk moves toward the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.
Time will tell where Kirk will go beyond that time frame, as the forecast becomes more clear.
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