Hurricane Jose Trending Further East - NBC Connecticut

Hurricane Jose Trending Further East



    Hurricane Jose Update Sat Eve

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017)

    NBC Connecticut Meteorologists are continuing to monitor the very latest on the track of Hurricane Jose.

    Jose is currently a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80 mph and is located around 450 miles to the southeast of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.

    The latest track keeps Hurricane Jose further to the southeast of Connecticut. A track further away from Connecticut is good news it would mean less of an impact here in Connecticut. 

    We're still forecasting some rain and wind with the highest wind gusts occuring in eastern Connecticut. 

    We're still closely monitoring the latest model guidance and trends. Some of our computer models bring Jose closer to Connecticut than the current National Hurricane Center track while other models bring it further out to sea.

    Right now the biggest impact looks to be high surf for areas of Rhode Island and New York. High surf advisories are in effect for coastal Rhode Island and Long Island.

    This will also lead to dangerous rip currents at Rhode Island beaches.