'Weaker' Hurricane Jose stalling east of Bahamas

Jose waves to crash South Carolina beaches as storm passes offshore

Jose waves to crash South Carolina beaches as storm passes offshore

Jose is moving toward the northwest near 9 miles per hour.

The swells can create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Following that path, Jose could reach New England late next week, although whether the storm even makes it that far north and how strong it might be are still uncertain.

Jose is forecast to become a tropical storm briefly before hooking back around and start moving back westward.

But Tropical Storm Jose has taken a northwest turn and is now forecast to restrengthen into a hurricane.

The hurricane was located far from land but is generating powerful swells that were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southeast USA, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jose is still out in the Atlantic.

New reports also claimed that the weather forecasters believe that Jose could possibly bring strong winds and Nor'easter-like conditions in the areas of NY and Boston sometime next week.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday were near 70 miles per hour, and it's forecast to become a hurricane again later in the day.

Tropical storm force winds are at least 39 miles per hour.

Forecasters expect the system to run into high wind shear early next week, that should weaken it.

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

Jose is already being felt along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, however.

It has a 40 percent chance of development over five days.

"The center of Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday, and tropical-storm-force winds are now expected to remain offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks".

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