Too early to tell if Hurricane Jose could hit Florida

Caicos after Irma

Caicos after Irma

According to the NHC's 11 a.m. Monday advisory, Jose is now located about 305 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island.

Hurricane Jose moved away from the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday, giving relief to the Caribbean archipelago battered by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida Sunday and Monday, causing damage in nearly every part of the state.

Forecast models agree the storm will turn toward the east coast of the United States, but longer term forecasts are less definitive. "The official forecast keeps it out over the Atlantic as a hurricane over the next five days".

"By days 4 and 5, Jose should track toward the west-northwest with a bit faster forward motion as the aforementioned mid-level high strengthens to the northeast of Jose". The strength and location of this ridge will determine how far Jose moves westward before eventually turning north and then east again. The waters are very warm (hurricanes like 80°F+ water) plus thunderstorm disturbances rolling off the west coast of Africa, which is a huge birthplace for tropical systems.

Caicos before Irma
Caicos before Irma

Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week. Then, there's the lone model taking the storm through The Bahamas before making another Florida landfall.

The National Hurricane Center called Jose an "amorphous blob of deep convection", in its 11 a.m. advisory.

Though it's been hours since Irma left the premises, there's already another Category 2 storm out in the Atlantic that's pointing ominously toward Florida.

Haney said some of the Early Warning Forecast Center's most trusted models have the storm tracking close to the eastern seaboard. It will likely dissipate from Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tesla boosts battery capacity of cars to aid drivers fleeing Hurricane Irma
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