Hurricane Jose Continues Moving Slowly Eastward With Little Change In Strength

Posted September 14, 2017

As it stands now, most computer models and the official track take the storm generally to the north and then to the north-northeast, away from the USA east coast, over the weekend.

It's still way too early to know exactly where Jose will end up, but it wouldn't be a bad idea for the United States to get comfortable with another hurricane making landfall.

Hurricane Jose predicted path
NHC•NOAAHurricane Jose path Jose will likely head north towards Canada

Hurricane Jose, which started off as Category 4 hurricane, has lessened to Category 2 as of the latest update on September, 11 by the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Because of the shear, it is not expected to gain much strength and may perhaps weaken a little over the next five days. It is expected to remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday, the hurricane center predicted.

Hurricane Irma brought widespread destruction in Florida, with Florida Keys being the worst affected area.

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A local meteorologist has sought to allay the fears of residents of a possible "double hit" after worldwide experts revealed that Hurricane Jose is expected to make a loop that will affect parts of the Caribbean.

By Monday, a ridge of high pressure will ride along the east coast.

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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.

But the European computer model, the one that was most accurate tracking Irma as it moved closer to landfall, shows a turn back towards the Atlantic beginning some time Saturday.

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