Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

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Tropical Storm Kirk has made a comeback.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect frost.

The storm is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later this week. Its maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour. As expected, the system regained tropical storm strength in the generally favorable atmospheric conditions just east of the eastern Caribbean islands.

The Met Office still advised that people pay close attention to information being issued on its website.

Tropical Storm Kirk rekindled on Wednesday as expected, after fizzling Tuesday, torn apart by its own quick speed and high wind shear.

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominique, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. 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.

Hazard Management Cayman Islands tweeted about the storm Wednesday morning, saying it was "currently a low threat" to the Cayman Islands. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropical development in the next two days, and a 90% chance over the next five days. That high will help steer the storm west across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea.

A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, are EXPECTED in a specified coastal area within 36 hours or less.

A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch.

Kirk is expected to produce total rainfall of 4 to 6 inches with higher totals of 10 inches across portions of the Lesser Antilles. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.

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