Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop


"The official forecast goes out five days due to the considerable uncertainty beyond day five", a Monday afternoon update says.

It's now moving north west, 285 miles from Grand Turk and Caicos - Barbuda and Antigua, after being hit by hurricane Irma, escaped the impact of Jose.

The National Hurricane Center said Jose, once a powerful Category 4 hurricane, had 75 miles per hour winds on Tuesday morning and could weaken to a tropical storm later today.

As people in Florida, the Caribbean and the South cope with the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, another hurricane is spinning in the Atlantic, and forecasters aren't certain if it will impact the U.S. Wonderful view of Hurricane Irma's eye from spaceMeanwhile, Hurricane Jose lingers between the Bahamas and Bermuda.

"The ultimate track of Jose is uncertain, but if it recurves over the Atlantic it could impact our European pattern in around 10 days time". FOX 13's meteorologist Dave Osterberg said Jose has been pin wheeling around the Atlantic Ocean for a while.

The forecast for Tuesday morning shows high pressure (black circle) will move offshore and prevent Jose from escaping out to sea. A few other models put the storm on a more northward track closer to a North Carolina, Virginia or Maryland landfall late next week. Whether or not it develops, it should lift north over the central Atlantic and pose no threat to land. More than half the state lost power.

Although the hurricane is expected to make a loop, recent long-term forecast models for Hurricane Jose are scattered around the map.

However, according to the Weather Underground, long-range weather models suggest that the high-pressure area will then force the hurricane to move west-northwest toward the east coast.