Jose will track close enough to the northeastern United States to raise seas and winds as well as to deliver rain to coastal areas next week. At this time, there is no current threat to land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday afternoon that Jose had sustained winds of 75 mph. It was located about 640 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda.
The hurricane was moving northwest at about 10 mph, was expected to turn to the north-northwest by late Saturday and toward the north on Sunday. Some strengthening was forecast through Saturday, with weakening possibly beginning on late Sunday. High surf and life-threatening rip current conditions along the U.S. East Coast as it moves up the Atlantic.The forecast could change, but Jose could also bring Nor’easter-like conditions with wind and rain to New York City Monday night into Tuesday, and for Boston Tuesday into Wednesday.
Tropical storm watches could be issued as early as Saturday (September 16) for portions of the east coast. More information will be given as the NHC releases it.
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