Jose Now a Tropical Storm, Battering Coastal New England
Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but strong winds and high surf continue to batter coastal New England. Dangerous surf and rip currents are expected to continue for several days along much of the East Coast.
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Jose is a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds, located about 150 miles south of Nantucket, MA. The cyclone is a large system with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 205 miles from the center. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Jose is moving to the northeast near 8 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight, with a decrease in forward speed. A slow westward motion is expected to begin on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Jose is expected to pass well to the east of the New Jersey coast today, and pass offshore of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday.
Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda and much of the U.S. East Coast and will likely cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions during the next several days. Jose is expected to produce 1″ to 4″ of rain for Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket. These rainfall totals could cause isolated flash flooding. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible from Delaware to Southern New England during the next several days.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels