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Thursday morning Tropics check (09/27/2018)

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Posted at 4:30 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 00:45:37-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Kirk has gotten stronger through Wednesday, but the storm is still forecast to die out in the Caribbean Sea. Leslie is a powerful post-tropical cyclone, and there is a high chance Leslie becomes a subtropical storm again (or a tropical storm).

Kirk: As of the 5:00am advisory, Tropical Storm Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, moving WNW at 16 mph toward the Lesser Antilles. The storm was about 85 miles ENE of Barbados. The storm is not a threat to the U.S. at this time.

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS are in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe.

TROPICAL STORM WATCHES are in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Leslie: Post-tropical Cyclone Leslie is swirling over the open Atlantic, west of the Azores as a strong non-tropical low pressure system. The system has a 90% chance of returning to subtropical storm status (or gaining tropical storm status) in the next two days. Regardless of what state Leslie is in, the storm is not a 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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