Hurricane Jose winds have since decreased to near 75 miles per hour (120 km/h) with higher gusts, just above the 74 miles per hour threshold for category 1.
The storm is now 655 miles northwest of Puerto Rico moving east at 6 mph, and is expected to loop to the southeast and southwest before it heads northwest by Friday.
Attention has now turned to Hurricane Jose, which is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with the chance of it moving towards the US. Its minimum central barometric pressure is 28.59 inches. The storm is forecast to make a freakish clockwise loop over the next few days before straightening out and heading toward the southeastern United States.
Jose was expected to turn northeast Monday night, forecasters said.
There have already been six named hurricanes this season: Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia. Whether it impacts our forecast is still uncertain.
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Different potential paths mean Jose could remain at sea and not threaten land in any significant way. "We should not take too much comfort, or indulge in too much angst, over a particular set of model runs".
It's still way too early to know exactly where Jose will end up, but it wouldn't be a bad idea for the United States to get comfortable with another hurricane making landfall.
Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week.
"If you hear a rumor, especially on social media, regarding what Jose may or may not do, please refer back to your National Weather Service local office or the National Hurricane Center". Irma, now a tropical depression, was expected to bring clouds to the East Coast by late this week. FOX 13's meteorologist Dave Osterberg said Jose has been pin wheeling around the Atlantic Ocean for a while. "However, those attending any outdoor events will want to grab a jacket or umbrella".