Remnants Of TS Kirk To Begin Affecting Jamaica Sunday

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Kirk enters the Caribbean

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Kirk enters the Caribbean

On the forecast track, the centre of Kirk or its remnants will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea over the next day or two.

The center of the circulation has moved through the eastern Caribbean islands, but heavy rain and very gusty squalls on the back side of the system are still affecting some of the islands.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward of up to 140 miles primarily to the east of Kirk's center, NHC adds.

Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was located about 270 miles (435 kilometres) south-south-east of Puerto Rico.

Leslie is expected to again become a tropical storm or subtropical storm, possibly Friday or Saturday as it moves west-southwest at 10 miles per hour over the north-central Atlantic.

Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on Thursday and Friday as a preventive measure.

Forecasters said the storm will likely lose its organization and be downgraded to a tropical depression by early Saturday.

Acting Attorney General Edmund Hinkson stands by the government's decision to have "business as usual" today despite a Tropical Storm Warning being in effect.

Meteorologists said that up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain fell in some parts of Martinique, Dominica and Barbados as they warned of flash floods and mudslides. It was moving west at 7 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Rosa grew into a Category 3 storm off Mexico's Pacific Coast, though it's not expected to threaten land before next week.

It is expected to start weakening on Saturday as it heads northeast toward the Baja California peninsula.

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