Hurricane Jose is continuing on a path that could bring rain, dangerous surf and strong winds to areas in the northeast United States according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.
While the storm has at least weakened from a Category 4 to a Category 1 hurricane, the NHC still reports that Jose is moving north with winds as high as 80 miles per hour. "Interests from North Carolina northward to New England on the east coast of the United States should monitor the progress of this system," the NHC warned.
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) September 16, 2017
Even if the eye of the storm misses New York and New Jersey, it could come close enough to bring rip currents, beach erosion and rain to Jersey and Long Island this week, per ABC.
Jose should weaken to a tropical storm if it does make landfall in the northeast according to NBC, but a worst-scenario still remains that parts of Long Island and Connecticut could be hit by a storm similar to a particularly strong nor'easter.