Jose May Edge Up East Coast as Category 1 Over Weekend

Tommy Nevitt carries Miranda Abbott 6 through floodwater caused by Hurricane Irma on the west side of Jacksonville Fla. Monday Sept. 11 2017

NASA satellites find wind shear affecting Hurricane Jose

Beyond the maneuver, forecasters don't agree on where Jose will eventually go in the Atlantic, with the current National Hurricane forecast calling for it to move to the north-northeast by the beginning of next week.

Swells will start to ease across the north- and east-facing beaches of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos islands and the Bahamas as Jose moves farther away this weekend.

The BWS stated: “There continues to be several factors affecting Jose in the next several days that will greatly influence its intensity and track.”.

However, as of last night, its closest point to Bermuda, 313 nautical miles to the south-southwest, had already passed.

The so-called cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Jose now includes North Carolina's Outer Banks after the National Hurricane Center shifted its forecast west Thursday.

Forecasters say the presence of the hurricane could bring showers and a chance of thunder tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, although fair to fine conditions are expected for Friday.

Jose was 510 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas midday Wednesday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, making it a Category 1 storm.

Jose is moving to the southeast and is expected to make a slow clockwise loop in the next 48 hours.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one.

At this time, Jose's path shows no interest in the eastern seaboard of the United States, however some models indicate it could brush the New England coast sometime next week. In fact, we are just about smack dab in the middle of the peak of the typical hurricane season right now.

The hurricane does not now pose a threat to land and forecasters expect few changes in its intensity.

In addition to Jose there are two other tropical waves being watched by the hurricane center.

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