Hurricane Jose weakens a little as it turns east in Atlantic

Caicos after Irma
Caicos after Irma

13 September, 2017

Hurricane Jose is heading east at 5 mph about 450 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island, as of the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

In a pocket of weak steering winds in the open Atlantic, Jose is expected to make a clockwise loop.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. Understandably, not too many in the Sunshine State have had time or attention for Jose.

"Swells generated by Jose will affect portions of Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands over the next couple of days", the National Hurricane Centre said.

While Jose's trajectory is still uncertain, forecasters say there's at least a chance it could move northwest and hit the Bahamas - and possibly even Florida by next Monday.

Caicos before Irma
Caicos before Irma

"Remnants of tropical storms can bring more unsettled conditions into north-west Europe, taking on the characteristics of an Atlantic storm". But forecasters warn that long-term forecasts are often off by hundreds of miles.

"Until Jose is farther along on its loop, the models are likely to have large errors, and we should not take too much comfort (or indulge in too much angst) over a particular set of model runs", the website Weather Underground reported.

It was a category 1 hurricane.

WEATHER forecasters said yesterday Hurricane Jose does not now pose an imminent threat to The Bahamas. "Later this week and over the weekend, the hurricane is expected to move northwestward toward the east coast of the United States".

Hurricane Jose's surf and rip currents could become enhanced along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the outer banks of North Carolina later in the week and over the weekend, AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossio has said.

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