"However, outer rain bands from the system may create unstable conditions", the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said, noting that winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts are "possible".
As of the 11 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Kirk has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for parts of the Lesser Antilles, including Barbados and St. Lucia.
Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to move through the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening, and National Hurricane Center analysts expect it to weaken again to a tropical depression by Saturday morning. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. Satellite and radar imagery continue to indicate that some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms are still likely during the next 12 to 24 hours.
The number of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes increases substantially in August, peaks in mid-September and decreases towards a minimum by early November. Tropical storm-force winds are blowing as far as 140 miles from Kirk's center.
Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
The government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Guadeloupe and Martinique. A small-craft warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area.
An inverted trough - or an area of relatively low pressure - moving east to west across the tropics.