"The storm should have minimal effect on the territory based on current projections", the DDM said.
Kirk became a tropical storm on Saturday, September 22.
For Kirk, tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles to the north of the center.
"Leslie is forecast to strengthen when it merges with a frontal system in two or three days, " the hurricane center said. It was located 1,245 miles west of the Azores, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.
Rain chances will be 40 to 50 percent all week. It was not clear what the system would be named if it became a tropical storm.
The depression is moving to the west at 25 miles per hour and is expected to continue that motion for the next couple days. In a season dominated by unfavorable conditions in the tropics, Leslie became this year's sixth subtropical cyclone - meaning that half of the named storms were subtropical at some point.
About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they should prepare to evacuate because of anticipated flooding from rivers in a coastal SC county.
However, Kirk could encounter shear that could weaken the storm over the Caribbean.
The National Hurricane Center is giving the area of low pressure a 30 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours and a 40 percent chance within the next five days.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Kirk continues to trek to the west and away from Africa.
The scientists also cite changing housing development patterns for increasing the number of homes affected by storm surge, with more properties being developed on wetlands, farms and conserved areas.
Firefighters from the Penderlea Fire Department posted video of the fish being hosed off the Interstate 40.
Meanwhile, another system of disorganized showers, located Monday about 450 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, neared the already hurricane-battered U.S. East Coast.