Remnants of TS Kirk Moving Towards Caribbean

This 8:30 p.m. AST Monday satellite photo, with the USVI and Puerto Rico just to the left of center, shows the remnant of TS Kirk at lower right, moving west towards the Windward Islands at about 25 mph. (NOAA photo)

A tropical wave, the remnants of Tropical Storm Kirk, is located about 1,300 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving west at a brisk 25 miles an hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Though Kirk was downgraded late Sunday, the system continues to produce a large volume of showers and thunderstorms along with winds to gale force. The NHC said it could redevelop into a tropical cyclone in the next few days before it encounters highly unfavorable upper level winds as it approaches the Caribbean.

While the NHC gave the storm a 50 percent chance of developing in the next five days, it is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic.