Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Hurricane Jose Not Expected to Make Landfall

Hurricane Jose Not Expected to Make Landfall

In fact, hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands, and a Hurricane Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Maria is about 620 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday evening.

Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 storm, is forecast to bring tropical-storm conditions along the East Coast of the United States, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

Maria is expected to graze the Dominican Republic before it moves more north toward Turks and Caicos and eventually into Atlantic Ocean.

Maria has prompted a hurricane warning for Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat.

The likelihood of Maria bringing storm surge, high rainfall totals and unsafe wind speeds has prompted a hurricane warning in Dominica and a tropical storm warning in St. Lucia.

Meanwhile, up in the central Atlantic, Hurricane Jose is a Category 1 storm with winds at 80 miles per hour.

Initially following Hurricane Irma's path, Jose last week did a slow circle in the Atlantic before heading back toward the US coast.

Its closest point of approach to the island is expect to be 10pm today, when it will be 355 nautical miles to the west.

According to meteorologists, Jose is causing unsafe rip currents and high waves that could affect swimmers and surfers. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

NBC 6 will continue to monitor this and will bring you new developments as we get them.

The latest forecast for Hurricane Jose shows the storm picking up speed on Sunday, though it hadn't gotten any stronger as of early Sunday morning.

Farther north, long-lived Hurricane Jose continued to head northward off the US East Coast, causing unsafe surf and rip currents.

Barely a week after Hurricane Irma tore through, several islands in the Caribbean are bracing for a direct hit from another major hurricane - Maria. Swells from the storm are affecting the Bahamas, Bermuda and much of the East Coast, according to the NHC.

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