Jose weakens to a tropical storm: NHC

National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center

European for Monday night which keeps the main part of the storm over the Atlantic and gusty winds for the Outer Banks. At one point last weekend, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane.

In any case, forecasters said the shear environment will keep the hurricane relatively weak, with maximum expected winds of 80 miles per hour throughout the next few days.

Forecasters say the presence of the hurricane could bring showers and a chance of thunder tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, although fair to fine conditions are expected for Friday.

The National Hurricane Center said Jose is losing muscle, but should remain a low-end hurricane for the next two days.

Jose, which recently completed an odd clockwise loop, is forecast to move closer to the United States over the next five days before turning north. Higher surf and swells are possible along the east coast, but not many other direct effects are expected.

The swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the northern coasts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico and the US Southeast coast.

Tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Jose could reach the N.C. coast by Sunday morning.

As people in Florida, the Caribbean and the South cope with the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, another hurricane is spinning in the Atlantic, and forecasters aren't certain if it will impact the U.S.

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