NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and Bermuda

  • NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and Bermuda

NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and Bermuda

Last week, Jose did top out at a category 4 storm but is much weaker now.

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 24.9 North, longitude 66.6 West".

WeatherBell has been very accurate with hurricane forecasts and they do strengthen Jose to a Category 3 storm close to the Outer Banks and a Cat 2 storm southeast of Cape Cod.

Jose is about 810 kilometres (505 miles) east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 700 kilometres (435 miles) from Bermuda.

According to the Bermuda Weather Service, it is nearing the base of its turn and is expected to turn westerly and then west-northwesterly over the next day or so.

The National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. ET advisory confirmed this, saying that "maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts but some re-strengthening is forecast to begin on Friday, and Jose will likely become a hurricane again by the weekend".

The hurricane center shows tropical storm-force winds affecting the central and northern North Carolina coast by Sunday morning.

AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said Jose was expected to fluctuate between a minimal hurricane and tropical storm over the next several days.

"These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", center officials said.