Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic

Hurricane Jose weakens to barely Category 1 status

Hurricane Jose to turn a half-loop in Atlantic

In a pocket of weak steering winds in the open Atlantic, Jose is expected to make a clockwise loop. There is generally not a dominant weather feature that is steering the storm, so model forecasts can vary widely between each other and from run to run.

After the two devastating hurricanes that have plagued Texas and Florida coast, everyone's attention is turning back to the Atlantic to watch Hurricane Jose.

Hurricane Jose was barely a hurricane on Tuesday while it tracked eastward in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Jose is heading east at 5 mph about 450 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island, as of the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. "None of the computer models, at this point, have it headed toward our state".

"Over the coming days, Jose will do a big loop roughly between Bermuda and the Bahamas", Haney said.

CBS North Carolina Meteorologist Kristin Ketchell says at this point, Jose is unlikely to impact the east coast of the US, but our weather team will continue to monitor Jose for any changes or shifts in track during the coming days.

"The three-day cone still has it to the east of us moving parallel".

- GFS, the American forecast model, and the ECMWF, the European one - keep Jose over the ocean.

The hurricane center's forecast goes out only five days. As of Tuesday morning, Jose was a low-end Category 1, and could weaken further into a tropical storm.

Tropical storm-force winds from Jose spread over the islands on Saturday. "Later this week and over the weekend, the hurricane is expected to move northwestward toward the east coast of the United States".

If that happens, by September 18 it could again be pointed at the islands all but destroyed by Hurricane Irma last week.

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