Irma has moved away from Florida and will take its rainfall into the Tennessee Valley before eventually falling apart. Its remnants will be pushed northeastward at the end of the week as a cold front sweeps across the country.
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We’re all exhausted and ready to take a break, but the tropical season is still in the peak time of year, so we have to keep an eye on what’s going on out there in the Atlantic, which means we have to talk about Hurricane Jose.
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM NNE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES
Jose was moving right behind Irma, but luckily has stopped and will actually drift back east for the next couple days. Then Jose will move westward and approach the Bahamas.
We’re expecting another front to move into the eastern U.S. late this week, which should push Hurricane Jose northeastward. But the fine details are still in question, like if it will approach the eastern seaboard, of if it will just stay offshore and harmlessly go toward the cooler north Atlantic waters.
We will be here to watch it for you while the region recovers from Irma, so don’t stress about other storms; rather, just know that if we feel there will be a threat to our region anytime soon we will definitely let you know. We don’t see any potential threats at this time.
Remember that the spaghetti model plot does not indicate the strength of a system or even development at all. It only predicts where this broad area of low pressure is expected to go.