Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.
The latest analysis of Kirk found a center of circulation but also winds up to 45 miles per hour.
According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the next few days. One disturbance is near the North Carolina coast, and the other one is post-tropical cyclone Leslie.
Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next couple of days, but Kirk is forecast to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea as a tropical storm. 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.
A subsequent announcement from the Department of Emergency Management supported this initial statement but urged the public to exercise caution and continue to monitor the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. Vincent and the Grenadines. This system has a very high chance of redevelopment.More news: What has to happen for Tiger Woods to win the FedExCup?
The longer-term forecast doesn't keep Kirk around for too long.
THE tropical depression named Kirk has regained strength and is once more a tropical storm, but the Met Office says it poses no threat to Trinidad & Tobago.
Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or risky. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon or evening. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms can be expected with rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters), and isolated higher amount in mountainous areas.
Dominica, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned that these rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.