Hurricane Jose could bring strong winds, rain to Big Apple

Jose Expected To Bring Rain, Coastal Flooding To Southern New England

Jose's tropical force winds to hit NE, Long Island, Cape Cod

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for coastal areas of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties, and a Tropical Storm Warning from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, Massachusetts.

Now a Category 3 storm, forecasters say Maria could gain more strength before making landfall in the eastern Caribbean Monday.

High tides Tuesday and Wednesday arrive around midday and midnight in the Boston area and South Shore. By the time he reaches MA, he will weaken to a tropical storm. This includes from Fenwick Island, Delaware, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, including the Delaware Bay South, and from East Rockaway Inlet, New York, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, including the Long Island Sound, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This storm will follow a similar path to Jose and will track just along the east coast through next week.

Here's a look at the timing and impacts to expect from Jose this week.

State officials are urging residents to pay close attention to the forecast in case of any change.

Jose's current trajectory puts it 75 to 100 miles to the southeast of Long Island, and that could mean moderate levels of coastal flooding, according to a statement from the city's Office of Emergency Management.

Connecticut Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan said the storm will hit southeastern Connecticut the hardest with rain and wind, but impacts will be limited. Risky rip currents will occur along the entire MA coastline. Some power outages and tree damage can not be ruled out along the immediate coast.

Check back for updates on Jose's forecast over the next few days as more details become available.

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