Jose May Edge Up East Coast as Category 1 Over Weekend

Jose May Edge Up East Coast as Category 1 Over Weekend

Jose May Edge Up East Coast as Category 1 Over Weekend

A Category 1 hurricane starts at 74 miles per hour.

The only effect here in New England from Jose (and along the East Coast) is likely to be some rough seas.

Jose will track between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States into next week, generating unsafe seas in the process.

It's Jose's potential track that is getting all the attention, however. 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.

Below are the latest forecasts for Jose.

Jose, which recently completed an odd clockwise loop, is forecast to move closer to the United States over the next five days before turning north.

According to the long-range forecast, the NHC expects Jose to strengthen back to a hurricane by 8 p.m. Friday.

Jose is now a tropical storm located about 400 miles east-northeast of the Bahamas. But with Harvey and Irma, it has now experienced two Category 4 landfalls in 16 days.

Many times hurricanes can get caught in no man's land, waiting for an atmospheric steering current to give it a push or pull.

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. If history is a guide, more will be on the way. In fact, we are just about smack dab in the middle of the peak of the typical hurricane season right now. But hurricanes into November and even December are not unheard of.

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