It was too soon to determine any other direct impacts from US, according to the hurricane center, which encouraged East Coast residents from North Carolina on up to monitor the storm's progress.
A tropical depression that formed late Thursday in the far east Atlantic is expected to become Tropical Storm Lee over the next 24 hours.
Most computer models indicate Jose will stay out to sea and complete a tight enough loop to avoid moving onshore.
Forecasters say there is a moderate risk for risky rip currents along the coast on Friday and a moderate to high risk of their development on Saturday.
Regardless, large swells generated by Jose will continue to affect the Bahamas, Bermuda and the north coasts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands the next several days.
As of 10 a.m., Jose was 435 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 520 miles southwest of Bermuda. For those of you still digging out post-Irmageddeon, I want to reassure you that Florida and the rest of the Southeast are not at immediate risk from Hurricane Jose or anything else right now.
ABC News Jose possible paths as of Sept. 15 2017
Forecasters caution that the track of Jose should be watched.
Overall, rain chances will likely be in the 30% range Saturday and drop to 20-30% or less Sunday into Monday. Jose is forecast to become a hurricane later today.
Jose's track will be dictated by high pressure centers and fronts/troughs in the atmosphere.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend out 115 miles from the center. However, it has gotten a little stronger since the last National Hurricane Center report. Two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have hit the United States, with Irma also demolishing islands in the Caribbean. One or both of these clusters of showers and thunderstorms may organize into a tropical depression or storm while being guided westward into next week.
Unfortunately, despite extreme tropical fatigue, climatology shows that the hurricane season is just over half done by mid-September, with six more very risky weeks to go from here.