Tracking Jose: Storm kicking up rough surf, rip currents

Tropical Systems Being Watched in Atlantic, No Threat to South Florida at the Moment

Jose Restrengthens To Hurricane Status; Heads Toward US East Coast

Maria is expected to track towards the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola during the midweek and will deliver flooding rain, damaging winds and mudslides.

First, Jose is a Category 1 hurricane in the western Atlantic between the Bahamas and Bermuda.

Jose had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. Radar shows that it could possibly impact areas already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

A tropical storm warning was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Anguilla.

Tropical storm watches for Long Island and Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson have been discontinued. It is too early to tell where else may be impacted by Maria through the coming week, but additional watches and warnings are likely. The hurricane is already creating rough surf and unsafe rip currents for North Carolina beaches.

A high surf advisory is in effect, with waves 5 to 8 feet on Monday, increasing to 8 to 14 feet on Tuesday. These waves will be unsafe to anyone who enters the surf.

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"We will expect to see rain developing [Tuesday] morning and lasting through Wednesday", said meteorologist Mark Dixon.

The agency is recommending everyone remain out of the water and that mariners use extreme caution, especially near inlets, cuts and bays.

The storm's sustained winds are 75 mph and Jose is moving north at 7 mph, slightly slower than it was traveling three hours earlier.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical Storm Lee remains loosely organized in the far eastern Atlantic with a steady west to northwest movement. However, Jose navigated a complete loop in the Atlantic and inched just a little closer to the east coast of United States, drawing more of our attention.

Tropical Depression Fifteen became Tropical Storm Maria late Saturday afternoon. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center. Maria continues moving toward the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. A west-northwestward motion is expected Sunday night and Monday.

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