It has winds of 35 miles per hour and it is moving slowly to the east at 3 miles per hour. But forecasters said Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic over the next several days. It may strengthen some in the next two days, but some dry air will prevent too much strengthening.
Subtropical storm Leslie developed Sunday morning.
"Redevelopment of this system is possible over the next few days until it encounters highly unfavorable upper-level winds while it approaches the Caribbean Sea", the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Monday afternoon.
"We may not be affected by this Tropical Storm, but we must do what we can to safeguard our loved ones and homes".
Tropical Storm Kirk isn't likely to become a hurricane, but it could dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles Islands next week, according to the latest forecast models. Kirk's forecast of continued westward movement and strengthening early in the week hasn't changed.
"I encourage people to take note of the Disaster Management Hotlines that are in place for emergency use, to keep monitoring the news to be informed of further developments, and to put together their emergency kits with reserves of water and other necessities in case they are needed".
A subtropical storms means the system has characteristics of both tropical and nontropical systems.
Tropical Depression Kirk is said to be moving northwesterly at 23 miles per hour and has wind speeds of 35 miles per hour. Leslie is not expected to hang around for very long - a new low, one that could become a named storm itself - is forecast to develop north of Leslie and absorb the storm. The large subtropical cyclone continued to produce patches of deep convection, mostly to the south and east of the center. A slow west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected for the next day or so.
It is located about 835 miles (1,345 kilometers) southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is barely moving east at 5 miles per hour.