Hurricane Jose Could Near US East Coast Next Week

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But Hurricane Jose is in the Atlantic near the same spot Irma was when computer models were pointing it directly at the SC coast, leading many to worry about whether another tropical punch is coming.

Hurricane Jose became the tenth named storm of the season on September 5, and it quickly and quietly developed into a category four hurricane with sustained winds at 155 miles per hour at its peak on September 8.

There are no coastal watches or warning in effect for Jose.

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.

The loop back toward the coast comes after Jose is expected to travel southwest - essentially backwards - and then move closer to shore.

At present, Hurricane Jose about 400 miles north-northeast of the Grand Turk Island.

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As with any weather forecast, and as we have seen with Hurricane Irma, hurricane tracks and intensities can change overnight.

"There's no high-pressure system in the Atlantic at the moment like the one that pushed Irma toward the Bahamas", Live 5 Meteorologist Stephanie Sine said.

Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week.

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

Jose is no Irma, however.

The future path of Jose after it makes its stalling loop in the western Atlantic remains uncertain, but we will continue to monitor it for any potential USA impact.

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