Tropical Storm Kirk was 415 miles east of Barbados and about 535 miles east-southeast of Martinique.
Wind speeds will start to increase across Barbados later tonight, with sustained surface winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force expected to spread across the island tomorrow.
The Met office says Barbados will experience gusty winds, heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms later tonight and tomorrow.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Some flash-flooding is likely in low lying areas.
The number of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes increases substantially in August, peaks in mid-September and decreases towards a minimum by early November.
According to forecasters, whatever becomes of the remnants, whether they become a tropical depression or tropical storm, or remain a disorganized patch of storms and clouds, they are heading into winds that could tear the storm apart.
NOTE: A Hurricane Warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even if the winds have subsided below hurricane intensity.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning.
The weather system does not now pose any threat to land.
Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe. That high will help steer the storm west across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea. One disturbance is near the North Carolina coast, and the other one is post-tropical cyclone Leslie.
The category 4 equivalent hurricane, with wind gusts of 149mph, is predicted to lash the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Friday night and Saturday.