Where is Hurricane Jose and will it hit America?

Fortunately, over the weekend, Jose only brushed the islands of the Caribbean that had been slammed by Irma, such as Barbuda, Antigua and the Virgin Islands.

Over the next couple of days, forecasters are expecting rough surf and the possibility of rip currents in the Bahamas, Hispaniola, as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands.

On that track Jose is forecast to be hundreds of miles east of the Georgia and SC coasts as a hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center said Jose, once a powerful Category 4 hurricane, had 75 miles per hour winds on Tuesday morning and could weaken to a tropical storm later today.

“Various consensus models are between these extremes in forecasting a turn toward the northwest and eventually north-northwest”, the NHC reported.

A complicated high-altitude environment over the Atlantic Ocean is what is causing Jose to wobble around the Atlantic.

A few of our computer models have it making landfall in New Jersey, others have it scraping the New England coast, and many models take the storm completely out to sea.

The movement of a large area of high pressure, or clockwise flow of air in the atmosphere, will guide Jose along this week. More than half the state lost power. Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It’s always a bit risky having a hurricane hanging around, and given the propensity for this particular storm to buck forecast trends, Jose is certainly worthy of the attention. Early next week, Jose could loop back very close to the US East Coast, but it will not pose a threat to the western Gulf of Mexico.

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