Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 2:37 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to monitor closely Hurricane Jose that is located in the Western Atlantic Ocean.
Jose is currently a category one hurricane and is moving slowly eastward with little change in strength.
As of this morning, the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 27.5 North and longitude 68.3 West.
Jose is moving toward the east near 5 miles per hour and a turn to the southeast and south at a slow forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday.
Jose carries maximum sustained winds near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts. Some slight weakening is forecasted, and Jose could become a tropical storm by tonight.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
According to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, Jose is expected to remain between Bermuda and Hispaniola for the next several days, but then eventually move westward late this week and then more northward this weekend.
At midday today, Jose was 700 miles east of Florida and could possible pose threat to the United States by this weekend.
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