Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm: NHC

Track as of Sunday Sept. 10

Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning (Sept. 14), forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said.

Jose is a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic generating 75 miles per hour sustained winds, barely hurricane strength. It's about 510 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 470 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the southeast at 7 mph.

The hurricane does not now pose a threat to land and forecasters expect few changes in its intensity.

Forecasters say the presence of the hurricane could bring showers and a chance of thunder tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, although fair to fine conditions are expected for Friday.

The only effect here in New England from Jose (and along the East Coast) is likely to be some rough seas.

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At one point, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane that barely missed the same islands in the Antilles where Irma made a direct hit.

Their forecast track goes out only five days, and shows Jose several hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina by Tuesday as a hurricane headed east of north. With no big dips in the Jetstream over the East Coast to draw Jose in, it appears that Jose will be gently pushed eastward out to sea early next week.

In a pocket of weak steering winds in the open Atlantic, Jose is expected to make a clockwise loop.

"Even though Jose will not come close to any landmass through at least Monday, it will generate large swells that will propagate away from the hurricane", Kottlowski said.

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