Hurricane Jose remains Category 1 storm

FORT MYERS, Fla. Hurricane Jose kept its status as a Category 1 storm Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Still, the system is not expected to affect Southwest Florida.

Hurricane Jose has maximum sustained winds at 75 mph and is moving north at 7 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update. The system is about 255 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 310 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Block Island, Delaware, and from Watch Hill to Hull, Rhode Island, the National Hurricane Center said.

The Tropical Storm previously issued from New Haven Connecticut, to Watch Hill was discontinued, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Long Island, from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson, New York, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“Jose (is) expected to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the East Coast of the United States for several more days,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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