Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Jose re-strengthens to Category 1 hurricane

Jose re-strengthens to Category 1 hurricane

Jose is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 km/h).

Tropical Storm Jose now could pass off the New Jersey coast Monday evening into Tuesday, according to updated forecasts from the National Hurricane Center.

Jose is forecast to become a hurricane later today.

The hurricane was located far from land but is generating powerful swells that were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southeast USA, the National Hurricane Center said.

It's now a Category 1 hurricane, but it could weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches the waters off New England.

What forecasters described earlier as a potential tropical cyclone has developed into the Atlantic's latest tropical depression, in the eastern Caribbean.

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"Meanwhile, forecasters are keeping close tabs on two other weather systems, one of which is now Tropical Depression Fourteen and should become Tropical Storm Lee later Friday".

The storm, which strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane on Friday, is expected to make its way past CT overnight Tuesday into Wednesday as a tropical storm, according to the latest forecast from NOAA. The storm's winds won't get close to land until Sunday or Monday - but it was formally declared a hurricane again on Friday afternoon. The storm is expected to move mainly north before making a turn to the right (east) on approach to southeastern New England Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.

"Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 miles per hour [110 km/h] with higher gusts".

He said Jose is expected to maintain Hurricane strength winds but weaken into a tropical storm around the middle of next week due to the cooler waters further north and wind shear. The center said the swells could cause "dangerous surf and rip current conditions".

These developments are a reminder that as Florida tries to rebound from Irma, hurricane season is not over.

Rain will probably be our most noticeable impact, but even then we're not expecting a lot of rain.

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