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Kirk dissipates in Atlantic as remnants move westward

The remnants of Kirk have dissipated into a tropical wave moving westward over the Tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday. The center said there is a 50 percent chance of the storm reforms into a cyclone over the next five days, but it currently poses no threat to land.

Kirk was about 1,400 miles east of the Windward Island and was moving westward about 23 mph, according to the NHC's 11 a.m. advisory. Kirk had sustained winds of 40 mph. It was originally a tropical storm earlier Sunday before weakening to a tropical depression.

The NHC said Kirk's motion is expected to continue over the next few days. The storm will face "highly unfavorable upper-level winds" as it approaches the Caribbean.

Kirk is the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which goes until Nov. 30.

Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Leslie formed Sunday morning in the North Atlantic. As of 11 a.m. Monday, maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts. The NHC said little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days, and Leslie is forecast to be merge with a larger non-tropical low by the middle of the week.

Leslie was about 1,240 miles west of the Azores, moving east at about 5 mph.

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