JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Weather Authority is tracking Post Tropical Storm Leslie and the remnants of Kirk and Florence are brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. So far, none of these systems are expected to have direct impact on the Florida peninsula.
Remnant of Florence: A broad area of low pressure (currently called Invest 98L by the NHC) is located about 450 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to become slightly more conducive for development during the next day or so while the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward.
By Tuesday night and Wednesday, upper-level winds are expected to increase, limiting the chances for additional development, while the system moves northward near the southeastern United States coast. This area has a 50% chance to develop over the next 5 days.
Remnants of Kirk: The storm was downgraded to a depression Sunday evening and dissipated Monday midmorning. A rapid westward motion is anticipated for the next day or two. A slight decrease in forward motion is expected by mid-week. The remnants of Kirk have a 50% chance to redevelop into a tropical depression or storm over the next 5 days.
Post Tropical Storm Leslie: The storm is moving toward the east near 5 mph, and this same forward is expected through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. 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.