Tropical Storm Kirk (right) is heading towards the Windward Islands.
Yesterday the Met Office cancelled its adverse weather warning, saying most of the activity associated with the tropical wave has passed TT, but a few showers will linger over the course of the night, while local effects are likely to produce some showers today.
The storm is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later this week.
Image By National Hurricane Center
At 11 a.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said the center of Kirk was about 45 miles north-northeast of Barbados.
Kirk's remains were about 800 miles east of the islands that form the eastern perimeter of the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon, and over 2,300 miles from South Florida. The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, while a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The upper-level winds are extremely hostile ahead, however, and Kirk is expected weaken and eventually die in the Caribbean Sea.
A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 miles per hour. Leslie could be reclassified as a subtropical or tropical later Thursday.
But, a sea advisory has been issued for the territory and the DDM said the advisory can increase to a "Warning" as Kirk gets closer on Friday. "The chance of tropical development over the next five days was 70 percent".
A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, are EXPECTED in a specified coastal area within 36 hours or less. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.