Tracking Hurricanes Jose and Maria

Tracking Hurricanes Jose and Maria

Tracking Hurricanes Jose and Maria

"Maria continues to strengthen and is expected to be at major hurricane intensity when it affects portions of the Leeward Islands over the next few days, bringing unsafe wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards", the Center said. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 miles per hour with higher gusts.

A tropical storm warning was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Anguilla. This will result in devastating to catastrophic damage near the center of the storm where it comes ashore.

As of 5:00 PM Sunday, Hurricane Jose remains a Category 1 hurricane. The storm, which had maximum sustained winds of almost 80 mph, was 550 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Tropical Storm Watch has been canceled, as tropical storm force winds should remain offshore, a watch remains in effect for the adjacent coastal waters.

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The NHC says risky surf and rip currents are expected along the East Coast of the USA due to swells from Jose.

While the storm's center is expected to stay off-coast, its tropical-storm-force winds are extending out up to 200 miles.

Tropical Storm Lee weakened to a depression.

Tropical storm and hurricane warnings are in effect for the Lesser Antilles, including the same islands that were impacted by Irma and Jose. Jose is moving north at 9 miles per hour.

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Parts of the East Coast are still under watches and warnings on Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. This rainfall could cause isolated flooding. This is the NHC's latest forecast as seen on Sun., Sept. 17, 2017.

Maria is expected to continue northwest throughout the week, passing over Puerto Rico and close to the shore of the Dominican Republic.

Tracking the Tropics: "Jose" will stay northeast of Florida but could threaten the upper US coast... there are several other areas to watch over the Atlantic Basin though nothing imminent for Jacksonville.

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