Tropical Storm Kirk is located 465 south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour (30 km/h).
The storm is moving west at 15 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour.
Meanwhile Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to speed up its movement over the next few days.
That should slow the storm's progress, and a weaken Kirk is forecast to travel past Barbados and St. Lucia and into the Caribbean about 400 miles southeast of Puerto Rico by Friday afternoon. Kirk has hit warp speed today, now moving at 23 miles per hour. The storm will continue a westward path and could strengthen a little by Tuesday.
After taking a week off, the tropics are back at it again with Tropical Storm Kirk and Subtropical Storm Leslie forming over the weekend and a disturbance aiming at the already storm-weary North Carolina coast.
Tropical Depression 11 degenerated into a trough of low pressure around 11 a.m. Sunday.
NHC forecasters predict Leslie will likely be absorbed by a larger low-pressure system by mid-week.
The National Hurricane Center is also now monitoring two other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic.
After two days, the shear will increase. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm.
Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Islands and keeping a close eye on three other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. "Additional weakening is expected over the next day or so", said the agency, adding that there are no warnings or watches associated with the storm. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.