MIAMI - Tropical Depression #11 grew into Tropical Storm Kirk Tuesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
In the NHC's 11 p.m. advisory, TS Kirk was about 1,230 miles east-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. It had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and was moving west at 12 mph. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by late Wednesday.
The 11th named storm of the season will curve safely north in the Atlantic, staying far away from the U.S., according to Local 10 Chief Meteorologist Trent Aric.
Hurricane Isaac reaches Gulf Coast
At 11 p.m. Tuesday, Hurricane Isaac was 75 miles south-southeast of New Orleans, with top winds of 80 mph. It was moving northwest at 8 mph. Hurricane warnings were issued from east of Morgan City, La. to the Mississippi-Alabama border. A hurricane watch was issued for Intracoastal City to Morgan City.
The center of Hurricane Isaac will continue moving near or over the southeastern coast of Louisiana Tuesday night, and move farther inland during the next day or two.
As Isaac moved away from South Florida, Local 10 Hurricane Specialist Max Mayfield wanted to remind everyone that we are in the peak of hurricane season.
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