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Kirk becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – While Tropical Storm Isaac continues to dump heavy rainfall over the Deep South with rainfall rates of two to three inches per hour, there are other storms in the Atlantic Basin on which to update you. Tropical Storm Kirk, which formed yesterday in the central Atlantic, is a tiny but stronger storm. It just reached Category One hurricane status based on satellite data. It will pose no threat to the U.S., or to any landmass, for that matter.

Tropical Depression 12 formed, as well, as expected. This is a larger system than Kirk, and should easily become Tropical Storm Leslie in the next 24 to 48 hours, and eventually Hurricane Leslie this weekend. Its current forecast track also keeps it away from the U.S. East Coast, but Bermuda will certainly need to pay very close attention to what will be Leslie, as that storm may brush very close to the tiny island early next week.

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Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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