Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Sep 15, 2017, 00:37
Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm

The category one storm, meandering south of the island, nonetheless remains a potential threat to Bermuda.

Back here at home, we will notice the a difference in wave heights and strong rip currents through the weekend and increasing through the middle of the next work week. The future path for Jose seems to change everyday, however it is now inching closer to the east coast of the U.S.

A satellite image of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean
A satellite image of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean

The entire East coast should keep an eye on Jose as it meanders through the Atlantic over the next week, according to AccuWeather. Many models have it eventually going up further in the Atlantic Ocean while a couple of models still have the potential for landfall somewhere in the US, including North Carolina.

But models can have trouble forecasting unusual tracks such as Jose's expected path.

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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.

Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm late Thursday morning, but it may gain strength over the weekend.

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“Seas will remain slight to moderate with building southerly swells from Hurricane Jose on Thursday and Friday.

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and a no-show from El Niño would contribute to a potentially "extremely active" hurricane season. Last year, Hurricane Otto formed on November 20 and made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 2 storm.

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