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Hurricane Will Possibly Weaken Into Tropical Storm, Says NHC

13 September 2017

Hurricane Jose remains a 75-mph Category 1 hurricane far east of the Bahamas that is forecast to do an unusual loop before taking a northerly route.

Attention has now turned to Hurricane Jose, which is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with the chance of it moving towards the US. Hurricane Jose, which is taking more of a northerly track, Hurricane Katia, which slammed into Mexico's east coast, and of course Hurricane Irma which made its US landfall in Florida.

After Hurricane Irma devastated islands such as Barbuda, Saint Martin and Anguilla, islanders were braced for the arrival of its fellow hurricane Jose. On Thursday, Sept. 14, Jose is forecast to begin heading west again, eventually moving to a point to the northeast of the Bahamas by 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

As Hurricane Irma dissipates into a tropical depression, forecasters are keeping an eye on yet another storm: Hurricane Jose.

Caicos before Irma
Caicos before Irma

"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. Whether it impacts our forecast is still uncertain. But forecasters warn that long-term forecasts are often off by hundreds of miles.

Because Hurricane Jose is so far from land, the National Hurricane Center has issued no watches or warnings yet.

Meteorologist Eleanor Bell, of The Weather Channel, said: "Models are continuing to struggle to resolve the track of this storm". The loop back toward the coast comes after Jose is expected to travel southwest - essentially backwards - and then move closer to shore.

But while it is expected to bring less devastation than initially feared, Jose has delayed much-needed aid to areas affected by Irma.

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Hurricane Will Possibly Weaken Into Tropical Storm, Says NHC