The winds speeds associated with Tropical Storm Kirk have decreased to near 50 miles per hour as the system continues to trek to the Leeward Islands
At 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Kirk was centered near 13 degrees north or 57.0 degrees west or about 170 miles east of Barbados.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east and north of the center, and 120 miles to the southeast of the center. Some weakening is forecast as the system approaches the northern Windwards.
The system is moving towards the west north-west near 16 miles per hour. This motion is expected to continue over the next few days. On this track, the center of Kirk is expected to pass about 50 miles to the north of Barbados between tomorrow morning (8 a.m.) and tomorrow afternoon (2 p.m.)
The Barbados Meteorological Services says sustained surface winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts to storm force are expected to spread across the island from mid-morning tomorrow.
In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected.
The forecasters caution that rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches are possible between Thursday and Friday morning. Some flash-flooding is likely in low lying areas, and therefore residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.
The next advisory will be issued at 2 a.m.