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Hurricane Jose prompts Tropical Storm Watch for portions of Mid-Atlantic, New England coasts

FORT MYERS, Fla. A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for a portion of the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts as Hurricane Jose maintained its strength and status as a Category 1 storm Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jose has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and is moving north at 9 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center said. The system is about 335 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 415 miles west of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Fenwick Island, Delaware, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, the National Hurricane Center said. The Tropical Storm Watch includes Delaware Bay South from East Rockaway Inlet, New York, to Plymouth, Massachusetts — including the Long Island Sound, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

“Dangerous surf and rip currents (are) expected along the east coast of the United States,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Jose is not expected to impact Southwest Florida.