Hurricane warnings and watches stretched across the Leeward Islands on Sunday. However, parts of Massachusetts' Cape Cod are in the National Hurricane Center's track, meaning the center of the storm could make landfall there. By that point, the storm will be on the doorstep of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A slower west-northwest motion is expected during the next few days, the Met Office said, with maximum sustained winds having increased to near 100 km/h with higher gusts.
At 5:00 a.m. Sunday, the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 71.7 West. Jose is moving toward the north at 8 miles per hour, and this general motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through early Tuesday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area on Monday. Hurricane Jose was moving northward and parallel to the U.S. East Coast but is expected to stay offshore.
If you're a fish swimming off the Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Jose could have you angry to the gills. Unfortunately, the models also show winds between 160 to 180 miles per hour just east of the Bahamas.
It's still early to predict Maria's influence over southern United States or its coastline but some models showed the storm will move toward the southeastern US state of Florida and up the east coast.
Hurricane Jose is stronger than expected according to a 2 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. At this point the maximum sustained winds are at 80 miles per hour.
The government of France has issued a Hurricane Warning for Guadeloupe and a Tropical Storm Warning for Martinique.
Meanwhile, Norma weakened to tropical storm strength Saturday as it moved in the direction of Mexico's Baja California in the Pacific.