Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed

Marsha Scott
September 13, 2017

Deputy Director at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Jeffery Simmons speaking with The Bahama Journal said it too early to predict the storm's exact path but The Bahamas should be in the clear.

Hurricane Jose formed less than a week after Hurricane Irma, and he's possibly headed toward the U.S.

Jose is no Irma, however.

Hurricane Jose was last located around 435 miles (700 km) north-northeast of Grand Turk Island, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos, according to NHC's 11 a.m. EDT advisory (via Express).

However, most computer models indicate Jose will stay out to sea and complete a tight enough loop to avoid moving onshore.

But, Jose is expected to strengthen slightly by late in the week to 80 miles per hour - still a Category 1 hurricane.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a odd one.

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"The three-day cone still has it to the east of us moving parallel".

Latest forecast models are struggling to track the hurricane's exact path, but the tail-end of the storm could bring some unstable conditions to the United Kingdom in about 10 days time.

Jose's wind forecast, updated today by the National Hurricane Center, show tropical-storm level winds reaching near Florida and the coastal Carolinas by Friday.

"At This point in time we don't want to put anything out there that Jose is headed to The Bahamas, it is irresponsible at this time", Mr. Simmons said.

Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens.

The storm, which started as a tropical wave on the west coast of Africa on August 31, passed north of the outer Caribbean islands this past weekend. The loop back toward the coast comes after Jose is expected to travel southwest - essentially backwards - and then move closer to shore.

The 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will end on November 30.

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