Hurricane Jose maintains Category 1 status

Hurricane Jose, a pale followup to Category 5 Irma, could churn up North Carolina's coast with tropical-force winds and unsafe surf by this weekend, forecasters said.

Hurricane Jose, sitting out in the Atlantic on Wednesday, is expected to make a slow clockwise rotation over the next 36 to 48 hours that could bring it closer to the United States and the Bahamas. The NHC said Jose is about 435 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and about 520 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.

Houses are seen on Friday in Codrington Antigua and Barbuda devastated by Hurricane Irma
Houses are seen on Friday in Codrington Antigua and Barbuda devastated by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Jose has gotten very little coverage, lurking in the shadows of Irma for the past several days. Some restrengthening should begin on Friday, and Jose is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane again by the weekend. It's a category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour and, because of wind shear, may weaken to a tropical storm later Tuesday.

The report added that "tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center". The future path for Jose seems to change everyday, however it is now inching closer to the east coast of the U.S.

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Tropical Storm Jose is moving west in the Atlantic. With no big dips in the Jetstream over the East Coast to draw Jose in, it appears that Jose will be gently pushed eastward out to sea early next week.

The storm will pass between Bermuda, the Bahamas and the southern Atlantic Seaboard as it tracks to the west, northwest and then north into next week.

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Thankfully, this time, Jose is stuck over the open ocean and in fact will remain in essentially the same spot until later this weekend.

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