Hurricane Jose poses more of a threat to the U.S. east coast this week as it comes closer to land.
Jose is the fourth threatening hurricane to form over the Atlantic in the past few weeks.
After the Caribbean was left devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, there was worry that Jose could do further damage. But it appears to have spared, for the most part, that area.
Here’s what you need to know about Jose.
Where is Jose now?
Hurricane Jose is 265 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and 490 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. ET advisory said Monday. It has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving north at 9 mph.
Jose is expected to remain a hurricane through Tuesday.
Jose downgraded to a tropical storm last week, earlier than initially expected by forecasters. Jose became a Category 1 hurricane again one day later.
What else should I know about the hurricane?
Shortly after Irma ravaged the Caribbean, Jose formed, threatening already wrecked houses, businesses and shelters with major loss of communication.
Jose passed north of the Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico last week as a Category 4 hurricane. The Netherlands navy said the situation was “better than expected” after it passed north of the islands.
Jose is expected to continue on its northern path, passing offshore of the Outer Banks in North Carolina on Monday and to the east of the New Jersey coast Wednesday. Jose is expected to weaken over the next few days.
A tropical storm warning is in affect for parts of New England, including Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.
Dangerous swells from Jose are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas and much of the U.S. east coast, creating dangerous rip currents and surf conditions.
Source: Fox News