Sunday morning, Jose strengthened slightly, but forecasters say it will likely weaken in the coming days as it faces stronger wind shear, and then moves over colder water.
– Hurricane Watches are in effect for: the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, Anguilla. As of 5 p.m., the storm was centered about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica.
Hurricane Jose could impact the northeast US, while Tropical Storm Maria will move through the Caribbean and will have to be watched over time. Forecast models generally agree on a track that takes Maria near Guadalupe and the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles tomorrow and near Puerto Rico on Tuesday as a major hurricane.
Southeastern New England is under a tropical storm warning and states along the coast from CT to DE are under a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Jose nears the East Coast, where the storm is expected to bring winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding this week.
The NHC says the Category 1 storm could bring rain and wind to the northeastern U.S. later this week.
Officials in Dominica closed schools and government offices on Monday and urged people to evacuate and seek shelters.
Farther north, long-lived Hurricane Jose continued to head northward off the U.S. East Coast, causing risky surf and rip currents. It’s forecasted to become a remnant low by Monday night.
– A tropical storm watch is in effect for: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Rain and wind are expected in the Hudson Valley Tuesday as Hurricane Jose churns north through the Atlantic Ocean.
Gusty winds of at least 50 miles per hour, with rain, are projected for Tuesday and Wednesday, which could cause flight delays.
A third storm, Lee, has been downgraded to a tropical depression. They expect it to weaken again to a tropical storm in three to four days.