Tropical Disturbances in Eastern Atlantic

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Thankfully, Hurricane Jose doesn't pose a great threat at this time.

Hurricane Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning (Sept. 14), forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said. Some restrengthening should begin on Friday, and Jose is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane again by the weekend.

With maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, Jose was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm in the hurricane center's 11 a.m. ET advisory. It's about 510 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 470 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the southeast at 7 mph.

GFS for Monday night with tropical storm winds possible for the Outer Banks.

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According to the Bermuda Weather Service, it is nearing the base of its turn and is expected to turn westerly and then west-northwesterly over the next day or so.

Now, as steering currents in the Atlantic remain weak, Jose has encountered wind shear in the atmosphere, weakening it into a tropical storm. The vast majority of computer models still keep the storm out to sea, but a few show it making a potential landfall along the US East Coast, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

The forecast after that is less certain, with some models suggesting the storm will loop toward the north and northeast and other models having it move west toward the Bahamas.

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