Kirk expected to move more quickly west through ocean

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Kirk is expected to move west toward the Caribbean Ocean over the next several days.

Tropical Depression Kirk is several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum winds of 35 mph.

Satellite imagery indicates that a non-tropical low pressure system is forming along a frontal boundary about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

"A reduction in speed is likely after 48 hours once Kirk moves south of a large central Atlantic trough, but it should still be moving along at a pretty good clip".

While some storms are just getting started, Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Islands dissipated Sunday afternoon.

"Kirk is one we will have to watch as it will reach the Lesser Antilles within the next five days", Bridges said.

Forecast track for Tropical Storm Kirk

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

Rain chances will be 40 to 50 percent all week.

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.

An approaching cold front from the northwest has stalled along the Arkansas-Louisiana border, with low pressures developing to our west in East Texas.

These showers will dissipate and leave behind partly cloudy skies for overnight. At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center. This secondary front should make it along the I-10 corridor on Wednesday, before a similar demise occurs into the weekend as its predecessor. Highs will warm to the low and mid 80s.

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