Forecasters studying path of Hurricane Jose

Posted September 13, 2017

"There is little change to the overall forecast philosophy, as Jose completes a slow anticyclonic loop over open waters for the next 72 hours", the National Hurricane Center said in its online forecast discussion.

At its peak the storm prompted evacuation orders for 6.5 million people in Florida, the largest evacuation in modern USA history.

On that track Jose is forecast to be hundreds of miles east of the Georgia and SC coasts as a hurricane.

Forecasters are eyeing the path of Hurricane Jose, as it circles close to the south-east coast of the U.S., in case remnants of the storm impact Britain's weather. In terms of intensity, the center is predicting a high-end Category 1 hurricane with 90-mph winds by the weekend.

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one.

The path of Jose is interesting with a large loop taking place over the Atlantic before making another run at the United States towards the middle of end of next week.

Caicos before Irma
Caicos before Irma

"At This point in time we don't want to put anything out there that Jose is headed to The Bahamas, it is irresponsible at this time", Mr. Simmons said.

Jose is now located about 400 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands and is moving northwest.

Anything beyond those five days is nothing more than an educated guess, as a lot can happen in between now and then.

The latest European model shows Jose circling around the west Atlantic for much of the upcoming week. It's now a tropical storm in Georgia, and is predicted to decrease to a tropical depression by early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. "Later this week and over the weekend, the hurricane is expected to move northwestward toward the east coast of the United States".

Last Sunday, Hurricane Jose passed north of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands as a Category 4 hurricane.