Still a chance for Jose to get close to the US

Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane

Beyond The Forecast: No Way (Hurricane) Jose

Jose is now a tropical storm located about 400 miles east-northeast of the Bahamas.

According to the National Hurricane Center, at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jose is now at 75 miles per hour.

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 USA and the Bahamas. It's about 510 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 470 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the southeast at 7 mph.

The agency said that Jose is "expected to restrengthen by the weekend". A Category 1 hurricane starts at 74 miles per hour.

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

The only effect here in New England from Jose (and along the East Coast) is likely to be some rough seas.

As Tropical Storm Jose moves northwestward, north of the Bahamas, two disturbances are drifting westward in the eastern Atlantic.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a odd one.

The European and American forecast models move the storm near the the Mid-Atlantic states early next week.

The National Hurricane Center recognizes this issue in its Wednesday morning forecasts for Jose, saying "there is a lot of uncertainty in the intensity forecast". These are common in the Atlantic in the middle of hurricane season.

After the Caribbean was left devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, there was worry that Jose could do further damage.

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