Jose weakens to a tropical storm -NHC

Saul Bowman
September 15, 2017

Tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Jose could reach the N.C. coast by Sunday morning. A Category 1 hurricane starts at 74 miles per hour.

However, there is still plenty of uncertainty with the track of Jose, as we've seen with Irma over the last week, so we will continue to give the latest updates daily on the air, online and on our NBC Boston/necn apps. It is at 26.5 degrees north and 66.4 degrees west, about 495 miles northeast of The Southeastern Bahamas and 410 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.

The agency said that Jose is "expected to restrengthen by the weekend".

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.

According to the National Hurricane Center, at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jose is now at 75 miles per hour. With no big dips in the Jetstream over the East Coast to draw Jose in, it appears that Jose will be gently pushed eastward out to sea early next week.

According to the Bermuda Weather Service, it is nearing the base of its turn and is expected to turn westerly and then west-northwesterly over the next day or so.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the northern coasts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and the southeast coast of the United States.

"These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", center officials said.

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

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