In the aftermath of Irma, the East Coast of the U.S. should keep a close eye on Hurricane Jose as it meanders across the central Atlantic Ocean this week, according to AccuWeather.com.
Jose, currently a Category 2 hurricane, is churning hundreds of miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos. While some weakening may occur, Jose is expected to maintain hurricane status through the week.
Trailing Irma's path last week, Jose had been expected to hook northwest and out to sea. But conditions have since changed, making it more of an East Coast threat although its path remains uncertain.
“The storm will remain over warm water for the next several days, and this should allow it to maintain a robust circulation,” AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.
The movement of a large area of high pressure will guide Jose along this week as now Tropical Storm Irma's remnants affect much of the East Coast with intermittent rain Wednesday and Thursday. (See the second weather map above.)
“Jose is expected to remain between Bermuda and Hispaniola for the next several days but then eventually move westward late this week and then more northward this weekend,” Kottlowski said.
There are several paths Jose can take this weekend and during the third week of September, AccuWeather.com said.
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