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Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for SVG - Advisory #8

Tropical Storm Kirk

The storm is located 140 miles west-southwest of St Lucia and 160 miles west-southwest of Martinique.

On the forecast track, Kirk's center, or its remnants, will move across the eastern and central Caribbean sea over the next few of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts. It was moving forward at 12 mph with tropical storm-force winds extending 115 miles to the north and east.

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 UTC) on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

The system weakened as it approached the island, and there was no heavy showers or flooding on the island, wind-speeds increased with occasional higher gusts which continued into last night.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Service of St. Lucia has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for St. Lucia, and the Meteorological Service of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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.

Tropical Storm Kirk has moved into the Caribbean, but the associated inclement weather is still spreading across portions of the Lesser Antilles.

Forecasters said Kirk is expected to become a tropical depression late Friday and degenerate into a trough of low pressure by Sunday. The storm is moving west-northwest at about 14 miles per hour and packs with it maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center also warned of heavy rains for St. Croix and eastern Puerto Rico.