Hurricane José may not directly hit the metro area, but it’s still set to pack a wallop in the region.
Tropical-storm-force winds of up to 50 miles per hour are also expected to blow through the coast, reaching northern New Jersey and NY on Tuesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The advisory is now in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“We could see some power outages and wires coming down with those winds”, Morrone said.
Parts of York County near the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton near the James River could potentially experience minor coastal flooding as the result of showers on Monday and Tuesday, he said. Any rain that occurs will be light and amount to less than a tenth of an inch.
Hurricane Jose is moving north between Bermuda and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The trajectory may still change, but it is not expected to make landfall. As of Sunday night, Maria was located 400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and appeared poised to strike Caribbean islands still recovering from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma, intensifying as it moves toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where almost a million people have lost electricity.