Uncertainty begins regarding Hurricane Jose's projected path

Uncertainty begins regarding Hurricane Jose's projected path

Uncertainty begins regarding Hurricane Jose's projected path

However, after Monday night, Jose may slam on the brakes hard, ceasing almost all forward motion, likely setting up a roller-coaster-like path that will take the storm in a series of loops, circles, dips and dives over for the entirety of next week.

As people in Florida, the Caribbean and the South cope with the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, another hurricane is spinning in the Atlantic, and forecasters aren't certain if it will impact the U.S.

While all eyes are focused on Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is also looming to the west and could still threaten the United States later this week.

The Atlantic Basin hurricane season starts up June 1st and runs until the end of November.

Hurricane Jose was 700 miles east of Florida at midday Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, making it a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

Forecast models agree the storm will turn toward the east coast of the United States, but longer term forecasts are less definitive.

Caicos before Irma
Caicos before Irma

"Over the coming days, Jose will do a big loop roughly between Bermuda and the Bahamas", Haney said. It is moving east at 6 miles per hour.

Jose's wind forecast, updated today by the National Hurricane Center, show tropical-storm level winds reaching near Florida and the coastal Carolinas by Friday.

On late Monday afternoon, the NHC announced that Hurricane Jose continues to move far northeast of the Bahamas.

Jose already has threatened other hurricane-weary countries. The loop back toward the coast comes after Jose is expected to travel southwest - essentially backwards - and then move closer to shore.

If that happens, by September 18 it could again be pointed at the islands all but destroyed by Hurricane Irma last week.

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