Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Don't freak out about Hurricane Jose just yet

Don't freak out about Hurricane Jose just yet

In any case, forecasters said the shear environment will keep the hurricane relatively weak, with maximum expected winds of 80 miles per hour throughout the next few days.

Jose, which has now lessened from a Category 4 to a Category 2 hurricane, was called a "messy looking hurricane" but the U.S.'s National Hurricane Center latest update as of September 11.

Jose is the fourth threatening hurricane to form over the Atlantic in the past few weeks.

Regardless of Jose's exact track, there will be beach concerns up and down the East Coast as the storm churns offshore.

After the two devastating hurricanes that have plagued Texas and Florida coast, everyone's attention is turning back to the Atlantic to watch Hurricane Jose.

Currently, the storm is located 450 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island, and 645 miles north-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

As Hurricane Irma dissipates into a tropical depression, forecasters are keeping an eye on yet another storm: Hurricane Jose. Swells caused by storm will affect portions of Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos over the next couple of days.

While it may be uncomfortably close to the Carolinas at times, almost all computer models indicate that the storm will stay well off the coast.

Hurricane Jose continues moving slowly eastward with little change in strength.

- With Hurricane Irma gone, the only other named storm out in the Atlantic Ocean is Hurricane Jose. As of Tuesday morning, Jose was a low-end Category 1, and could weaken further into a tropical storm. See Hurricane Harvey-it was stuck over the Texas coast for days, leading to record rainfall and flooding. But don't count on that - most models forecast Jose will fall apart in the Atlantic.

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