Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

Meanwhile, Kirk was moving at a fast 23 miles per hour (37 kph) westward across the Tropical Atlantic. Passing showers will keep temperatures bouncing through the 80s most of the day, but should drop into the 70s around 8 PM. Heavy rain is possible. Overall, the state will have a big range in temperatures.

Re-formation over the next two to five days was forecast at a 50 percent probability. Looking a little better by the evening. A contractor began work Sunday afternoon, according to the release. Its remnants are located 1,300 miles east of the Windward Islands.

Moving in a west-northwest to northwest trajectory, it has the most potential to form into a cyclone over the next 24 hours or so. Officials had thought portions of the highway would continue to be underwater for days, but Cooper said floodwaters had receded faster than expected.

At present the named storm is churning through the sea at 5mph with maximum sustained winds of 40mph winds. It was closed from NC 41 (Exit 385) to Wilmington.

Tropical Depression Kirk is several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum winds of 35 mph. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 miles per hour.

Kirk, losing some structure, is now a tropical depression as it meanders west.

The Tropical storm Kirk is the 11th storm so far and Leslie is expected to merge with a non-tropical low in the next couple of days.

Another area to watch continues to be an area of low pressure that will curve northeast near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week.

The remnants of Kirk also have a moderate chance of redeveloping over the next 5 days. It is under an upper level low, is cold core, and winds and thunderstorms are not even near the center.

Subtropical Storm Leslie is meandering in the central Atlantic, between Bermuda and the Azores.