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

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

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

A tropical depression that formed late Thursday in the far east Atlantic is expected to become Tropical Storm Lee over the next 24 hours.

Forecast models Friday evening had Jose tracking up the East Coast, bringing it close to Cape Cod on Wednesday. NBC reports on the likelihood that Long Island could experience heavy rainfall, gusting winds, and possible coastal flooding due to Jose.

"But there is still moderate to high risk for rip currents along the coast". A Category 1 hurricane starts at 74 miles per hour.

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

If we look at the wind probabilities from the NHC, the best timing for Tropical Storm Force Winds would be from 8am Monday to 8pm Monday.

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

Jose is centered about 360 miles (575 kilometers) northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph). After that, an increase in wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures should begin to weaken Jose as it approaches the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts next week. Waves higher than 10 feet may reach the coastline north of the Georgia/South Carolina late this weekend.

This would occur if Jose fails to get swept up as quickly by the non-tropical system.

Jose already has threatened other hurricane-weary countries. The storm is cruising up to the north and expected to come very close to the northeastern U.S.

Before this hurricane season, the United States had gone a record 12 years without a major hurricane landfall.

The full hurricane season lasts until November 30, although the peak season generally stretches from about mid-August to mid-October.

Hurricane Jose narrowly avoided making another strike on the Leeward Islands on September 9, just a few days after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic blow.

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