While Hurricane Isaac inundates the gulf states for a third day, Tropical Storm Kirk gained strength over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Kirk's 65 mph winds were expected to increase during the day Thursday, reaching category 1 force by Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center reported.
At 5 a.m. EDT, Kirk was about 1,065 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1,505 miles west-southwest of the Azores. It was moving northwest at 10 mph.
The storm is expected to gain speed and change course to the north-northeast Friday night.
Kirk is not currently a danger to land, the NHC said.
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