Over the next three days, the hurricane is supposed to turn slowly clockwise toward the west-northwest, forecasters said, as a trough to the northeast leaves and subtropical ridge builds in the northwest, north and eventually northeast.
A local meteorologist has sought to allay the fears of residents of a possible "double hit" after global experts revealed that Hurricane Jose is expected to make a loop that will affect parts of the Caribbean.
On Sept. 12 at 1:35 p.m. EDT (15:35 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Jose.
Hurricane Jose is hanging on as a 75-mph tropical cyclone that remains in an idle before taking a path that could send it harmlessly out to sea.
The forecast after that is less certain, with some models suggesting the storm will loop toward the north and northeast and other models having it move west toward the Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour (120 kph) with higher gusts.
On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday.