Two tropical waves are likely to develop and strengthen in the Atlantic


Two tropical waves are likely to develop and strengthen in the Atlantic

The entire East coast should keep an eye on Jose as it meanders through the Atlantic over the next week, according to AccuWeather.

Jose is now a tropical storm located about 400 miles east-northeast of the Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour (120 kph) with higher gusts.

It's located about 435 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 520 miles south-southwest from Bermuda, the NHC stated.

National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven said that Jose continues to be affected by 20-25 knots of northerly vertical wind shear, and a recent overpass from the GMI instrument aboard NASA/JAXA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite shows that the low-level center is at the northern edge of the large area of thunderstorms. The future path for Jose seems to change everyday, however it is now inching closer to the east coast of the U.S.

“Hurricane Jose is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm on Friday as it turns north-westward.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. This storm may have to be watched closely as it moves towards the New England states. There is generally not a dominant weather feature that is steering the storm, so model forecasts can vary widely between each other and from run to run. In fact, we are just about smack dab in the middle of the peak of the typical hurricane season right now.

After the Caribbean was left devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, there was worry that Jose could do further damage.

The National Hurricane Center recognizes this issue in its Wednesday morning forecasts for Jose, saying "there is a lot of uncertainty in the intensity forecast".



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