Hurricane Jose: Track takes weakening storm on an Atlantic loop

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According to Weather Underground, the hurricane is expected to weaken over the next few days as it makes "a slow clockwise loop" in the Atlantic, passing over cool water it previously churned up.

Deputy Director at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Jeffery Simmons speaking with The Bahama Journal said it too early to predict the storm's exact path but The Bahamas should be in the clear.

Connecticut's weather next Monday through Wednesday is largely dependent on the track of Hurricane Jose. The National Hurricane Center's forecast has Jose looping around the Atlantic Ocean away from land but potentially nearing the southeastern Bahamas as a hurricane late in the week. (A Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds between 74 and 95 miles per hour).

Unable to move to the north, and restricted from moving to the east by a developing upper level high pressure, Jose should have no choice but to meander for a few days in between Bermuda and the Southeast U.S.

"At This point in time we don't want to put anything out there that Jose is headed to The Bahamas, it is irresponsible at this time", Mr. Simmons said.

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- GFS, the American forecast model, and the ECMWF, the European one - keep Jose over the ocean.

"Remnants of tropical storms can bring more unsettled conditions into north-west Europe, taking on the characteristics of an Atlantic storm".

As of 11:00 a.m. this morning, the National Hurricane Center placed Jose at 305 miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, moving northward at 9 mph.

Before this hurricane season, the United States had gone a record 12 years without a major hurricane landfall. We'll have to wait and see what's in store as we move past the peak of the hurricane season.