Tropical Storm Kirk heads toward Caribbean, not expected to reach Mexico

Cancun, Q.R. — The 11th named tropical storm of the Atlantic season formed early Saturday about 450 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands and is on a westward path into the Caribbean Sea.

The storm has been moving westward quickly and is expected to gain slight intensity before weakening near the Lesser Antilles later in the week.

“Kirk is moving through an environment of warm water and within an area of relatively low shear,” AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said, adding that the dry air will limit intensification.

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As Kirk nears the Lesser Antilles, he’s expected to encounter a wall of wind shear that meteorologists say will likely tear the system apart, turning Kirk into a tropical wave by Thursday or…

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