Jose continues to churn in the western Atlantic Ocean with some impacts soon to be felt along the eastern U.S. coastline. Let’s go through the latest forecast and then we’ll discuss what that will mean for the coastal communities.
Right now the biggest impacts along the east coast will be bigger waves, ocean swells, and life-threatening rip currents. We’re wrapping up the final days at the beach and a lot of families are back to school and back to work for Autumn, however if you’re heading to the beach Sunday to Wednesday along the east coast, please heed lifeguard and beach warnings. Note the color of the flag at local beaches because that may indicate whether rip currents are a concern. Monday through Wednesday, expect stronger wind along the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast and if the storm comes close enough, we may see bands of rain. With an onshore wind, beach erosion and coastal flooding will be possible with this storm early next week. Keep tabs on it and we’ll continue to post daily about the latest with Jose.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier