Jose expected to hit Leeward Islands on Saturday as Category 2 Hurricane.
Tropical Storm Jose has become the 10th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, well east of Hurricane Irma.
The National Hurricane Center named Jose late Tuesday morning, located about 1,500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Jose is expected to gain strength the next few days and become a hurricane later in the week as it tracks toward the west-northwest.
By this weekend, Jose is then expected to slow down and turn northwest. However, how close Jose comes to the northern Lesser Antilles before making that turn remains uncertain.
Jose could begin to feel some increasing wind shear partly due to outflow winds aloft from Hurricane Irma, which may put a crimp on its intensification.
For now, all residents of the Lesser Antilles, including areas to be hard hit from Irma, should also monitor for the latest on Jose’s forecast.
Check back with weather.com for updates in the days ahead for the latest details on these two areas to watch.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Tropical Storm Jose Strengthens in the Atlantic; Likely to Become a Hurricane Soon.