After being hit by two deadly hurricanes this summer, America's eastern seaboard has so far caught a small break with tropical storm Jose. Previously a category 4 hurricane with winds exceeding 155 miles per hour, the storm has is currently lost in the wilderness of the Atlantic ocean and has weakened to a tropical storm with winds at 70 mph. But as it slowly moves north, Jose still poses a threat to the northeast coast, including Long Island, which sits along the storm's "cone of uncertainty" potential path.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Jose is still poised to produce high surf and life-threatening rip currents as it moves north. NBC reports on the likelihood that Long Island could experience heavy rainfall, gusting winds, and possible coastal flooding due to Jose. NYC and Boston could also be in for Nor'easter-like conditions next week, depending on Jose's path and power.
Despite its current location 500 miles south of Bermuda, meteorologists are stressing that coastal regions from North Carolina to all the way to New England could be impacted by Jose during the next few days.
— Beth Carpenter (@B_Carp01) September 15, 2017
As it passes through the cooler waters of the northern Atlantic, Jose is expected to weaken, but could still be at tropical storm strength if and when it nears us next Wednesday.