Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

Mindy Sparks
September 24, 2018

Sunday highs will reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Passing showers will keep temperatures bouncing through the 80s most of the day, but should drop into the 70s around 8 PM.

Up Next: An approaching cold front has stalled to our north and west, keeping us in a wet weather pattern over the next several days. Conditions could become a little more favorable for development after that, and forecasters give it a 30 percent chance of becoming a named storm - again - over the next five days.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it is issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Kirk and sub-Tropical Storm Leslie, according to an update on September 23. A westward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight. The storm is moving 3 miles per hour (5 kph), and little motion is expected in the next two days. A slow west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected for the next day or so. This system could get a boost by Monday as the strong upper- level winds that are now keeping it at bay are expected to diminish.

Subtropical storm Leslie formed on Sunday.

Tropical Disturbance 2: A broad area of low pressure located about 200 miles south of Bermuda is producing only minimal shower activity. 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.

At 5 a.m., the center of the poorly organized depression was located near 14.5 degrees north or about 320 miles east north-east of Barbados.

Tropical Storm Kirk was accelerating westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic as Subtropical Storm Leslie formed Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The latest National Hurricane Center Kirk storm track is still closely following a blend of the GFS, ECMWF, and HFIP Corrected Consensus model along the southern edge of the guidance envelope.

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