Cloudy, Gusty Day as Jose's Fringe Effects Reach Connecticut

UPDATE: 11 a.m. Wednesday: Connecticut is back in the possible path of Tropical Storm Jose, but the only expected impact here is breezy, sunny and warm weather by the weekend.

5 a.m. Wednesday Update:

While Tropical Storm Jose isn’t expected to cause major issues in Connecticut, the storm will pass off the coast of New England and the effects will be felt in Connecticut and our neighbors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Connecticut will only experience some fringe effects, especially for the southeast corner. A tropical storm watch was issued over the weekend for southern Connecticut, but it was canceled at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday Jose was a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds around 65 mph. The storm is expected to pass around 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, sparing Connecticut the worst of its power. Nantucket will see the strongest effects in the area, with rain and the possibility of wind gusts around 50 mph.

The southeastern portion of our state will see some strong wind. Winds were gusting over 30 mph in southern New London County Tuesday night and wind gusts are expected to reach up to 45 mph along the southeastern Connecticut shoreline. The rest of the state will see more moderate winds and some showers Wednesday.

Just over the Connecticut border in Rhode Island Jose is causing stormy seas. Waves are currently 6 to 8 feet, wave heights will increase with potential for waves of 10 to 14 feet. While the weekend forecast calls for sun and warm temperatures, with Jose mingling off the coast there is the threat of dangerous rip currents.

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