Jose strengthens to hurricane, may bring Nor'easter-like conditions to East Coast


Rough surf and rip currents are also expected at the shore. These waves will be unsafe to anyone who enters the surf.

The agency is recommending everyone remain out of the water and that mariners use extreme caution, especially near inlets, cuts and bays. On Friday afternoon, an Air Force Hurricane Hunters plane found wind of 75 miles per hour, which is the lower limit wind speed for a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm had winds of about 45 mph (75 kph) and it was centered about 140 miles (225 kilometers) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to "generate swells that will spread northward, reaching the mid-Atlantic coast and the coast of southern New England during the next few days".

Tropical Storm Maria developed in the Atlantic, just east of the Lesser Antilles, Saturday evening. Regardless, the likelihood of impacts such as strong winds and at least minor storm surge is heightened. It was moving west northwest at about 15 miles per hour.

Maria will track to the west, heading straight for the Leeward Islands early this week.

That means areas devastated by Irma could again be dealing with hurricane conditions by Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Tropical storm watches have be issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles.

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Hurricane Jose is churning its way toward New England, sparking fears that parts of the Bay State could take a direct hit from the Category 1 storm as weather experts scramble to predict how close it will come to the coast when it swirls into the region later this week.

The center of the storm is expected to stay over the Atlantic Ocean, but the storm's backside could scrape parts of the Northeast. There were no changes with Tropical Storm Lee on the 5 p.m. advisory.

Jose remains out in the Atlantic Ocean and is moving toward the northwest, and that motion will bring it closer to the United States through the weekend.

A west-northwestward motion is expected Monday afternoon. It's path could put it well off the coast of New Jersey and NY by Wednesday morning, although it may weaken to a tropical storm again by then, the center said.

At the Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina in Falmouth, Massachusetts, manager Scott Carpenter said Friday that one customer had asked for his boat to be hauled out ahead of the storm, but they have not made other storm-related plans.