Next up: Jose and a tropical wave


Hurricane Jose is expected to stay in the Atlantic Ocean. (Weather Decisions Technologies graphic)

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017–Hurricane Jose has been spinning around in the Atlantic Ocean for the past five days.

Overshadowed by Hurricane Irma, Jose became a hurricane Sept. 6. By Sept. 9, Jose joined Irma briefly as a major category five hurricane.

Today, Jose is a category two storm and is located about 300 miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Looping around in the Atlantic for the past few days, the National Hurricane Center is predicting Jose to turn toward the northeast tonight, followed by a slower motion toward the southeast Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Jose should begin trending more northward during the next few hours and is expected to remain in the Atlantic for now.


Hurricane Jose is expected to remain in the Atlantic Ocean (South Florida Water Management)

Further out in the south central Atlantic, a tropical wave is located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

According to the NHC, some development of this system is possible during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable for a tropical storm to develop.

This system is expected to move west-northwestward for the next two days and then turn northward over the central Atlantic.

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