Tropical Storm Jose is losing strength, but marching on.
The National Weather Service downgraded Jose to a tropical storm with top winds speeds of about 70 miles per hour late Tuesday night.
Wind shear continues to affect Jose's inner-core convection, giving it a less-than-classic tropical storm appearance in infrared satellite imagery.
Jose is forecast to continue its easterly trek on Thursday, then dip down and circle in a small loop Friday and Saturday as it continues to weaken.
A wind gust of 48 miles per hour was reported this morning at the Nantucket Airport.
Jose is a large system with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 230 miles from the center, resulting in far-reaching impacts.
Tropical storm warnings continue for parts of coastal southeast MA, from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The outer rain bands were near the coast of southern New England.
"Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda and much of the US east coast and will likely cause risky surf and rip current conditions during the next several days", the NHC said.
At the very least, Maria will send ocean swells to the Carolinas late this week, over the weekend, and potentially early next week as well. and this swell will manifest in heavier-than-average surf and an enhanced risk of rip currents through that period.
Minor coastal flooding covered streets and roads in low lying areas, like the Route 30 causeway, between Atlantic City and Absecon, during the Wednesday morning high tide, officials said.