Tracking Jose: Category 1 hurricane churning through Atlantic

The storm is completing a loop, and will be passing close to North Carolina early next week.

"Much of our area is now in the 5 day cone of uncertainty", the NWS in NY wrote in a tweet Friday.

The depression is forecast to become a Tropical Storm later today or tomorrow.

Hurricane Jose could prove to be a close-call for Staten Island and the New York-New Jersey area if the storm decides to take a turn inward and up the Atlantic coast, forecasters said.

At this time, the National Hurricane Center keeps Jose just offshore and doesn't predict that the storm will make landfall in the US over the next 3 to 5 days. Computer models have been showing that Jose would be far enough the coast to avoid any significant impacts to our coast. It's 755 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles with winds at 35 mph.

Jose is the latest storm in a series of hurricanes to affect the the past few weeks, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which both caused severe devastation in Texas and Florida.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 14 - located in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean - is expected to become a tropical storm.

It's possible that tropical storm watches will be needed for some section of the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast within the next day or two.

Tropical storm Jose has strengthened again into a category-1 hurricane as it is moving toward northeastern United States, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Friday. The current official forecast from the National Hurricane Center, has shifted to the West as well, to accommodate the Western shift by the latest model runs.

Here in western MA the wind will be less of a concern as we'll be farther away from the center of the storm. The wave is expected to become a depression early next week as it moves to the west at about 15 miles per hour.

The depression has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

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