Tropical Storm Kirk is back and headed for the Caribbean

The storm got its second wind early today.

click to enlarge Tropical Storm Kirk is back and headed for the Caribbean
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Kirk Cameron) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Meteorologists expect impacts from Tropical Storm Kirk to ramp up in parts of the Caribbean's Windward and Leeward Islands after the storm pretty much died earlier this week.

Accuweather says that showers and gusty thunderstorms could arrive on the islands Thursday, bringing a "general 4-8 inches of rain from Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, northward to Guadeloupe."

The rain should be heavy enough to cause flash flooding and mudslides according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.

The bad news for our weekend in Tampa Bay is that there is the potential for Kirk to gain more strength in the short term. For now, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday in Tampa and St. Petersburg shows highs in the 90s with no chance of rain.


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