Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area


The storm is not expected to last long or impact land.

Sunday highs will reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Temperatures will drop into the 60s.

A chance for some wet weather overnight into Sunday. A second cold front will approach midweek, which will cause widespread showers and slightly cooler conditions the wrap up the workweek.

In an 11 a.m. update on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was moving west at 14 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour.

"If these trends continue, advisories will be initiated on this system later today while the low moves westward at about 20 miles per hour".

Kirk is expected to move west toward the Caribbean Ocean over the next several days. Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity expected on Monday and Tuesday.

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No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for either storm. A slow west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected for the next day or so.

As for the other storms forecasters are watching, a broad area of low pressure now located about 200 miles south of Bermuda is barely producing showers as of the 8 a.m. advisory. Eleven already has lost some traction since the 5 a.m. advisory as its winds dropped from 35 to 30 miles per hour and its forward momentum slowed by 2 miles per hour. By the middle of next week, strong upper-level winds are likely to limit additional development as the system turns northward and moves closer to the southeastern coast of the United States.

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

The other, located about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Azores, has a 60 percent chance of formation.

Forecasters say Kirk will begin moving more quickly across the ocean as of Tuesday and is expected to strengthen in the next two days.