MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Tropical Depression Kirk will continue to struggle. Leslie will not strengthen by much. A new disturbance may threaten the Carolinas. And on top of all of that, a new cyclone may develop near where Leslie is situated.
Kirk: The tropical depression continues to struggle in the Atlantic, east of the lesser Antilles. Strong wind shear keeps hindering the system and there is potential for the storm to dissipate early this week. Regardless, it will bring stormy weather to the Lesser Antilles late this week. Kirk poses no threat to the U.S.
Leslie: The subtropical storm will continue to push eastward in the open Atlantic. It is expected to become non-tropical before midweek.
In addition, a disturbance near Bermuda will approach the Carolinas. It has a 40% chance of developing in the next five days. Regardless of development, additional rains are possible for the Carolinas. Impacts on the scale of Florence are NOT expected, but any additional rain will certainly not help. We will continue to watch this system closely.
Finally, as Leslie moves east in the open Atlantic, it is expected to merge with another non-tropical low. The resultant low may acquire tropical or subtropical characteristics of it's own. In the next five days, there is 50% chance of a new tropical/subtropical depression forming near where Leslie is currently located. This will be no threat to the U.S.
You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
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