Tropical Update as of September 14, 2017
After Harvey and Irma, many people are wondering if Jose could pose another threat to the United States. Good news is that all of our weather models do not show Jose hitting the Southeastern United States.
As of the 11 a.m. EDT advisory (9/15/17), Jose is a Tropical Storm with sustained winds of 70 mph. Jose is expected to push to the northwest and inch a little closer to the United States, but will stay several hundred miles away from the East Coast. Jose will then lift to the northeast and hopefully out into the Atlantic by the middle and end of next week. It is possible that Jose could pose as a rip current threat along the Southeast Coast this weekend.
A few models indicate that Jose could drift a little to the west and possibly have an impact across the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast by the middle of next week. Good news is that the majority of our computer models show it not hitting the U.S. and going out into the Northern Atlantic.
Since Jose is out there, we'll continue to watch it. We are also looking at two areas of low pressure in the Eastern Atlantic off the African coast that have a chance to develop into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days. Once again, they are worth watching, but nothing that would indicate they'll impact the United States in the next seven days.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 30th.
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