MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Kirk is likely to disappear after dropping heavy rain and causing flooding in the eastern Caribbean.
At 8 a.m. EDT Friday, the center of Kirk was about 140 miles (225 kilometers southwest of Lt. Lucia with maximum wind speeds of 50 mph (80 km / h). It was moving forward at 12 mph (19 km), with tropical storm-winds force expansion of 115 miles (185 kilometres) in the north and east.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for St. Lucia.
Forecasters say the storm will likely lose the organization and be downgraded to a tropical depression early Saturday. The remnants will move over the eastern and central Caribbean through the weekend.
The officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, closed schools, and thunderstorms hit Barbados.