Hurricane Jose Continues Moving Slowly Eastward With Little Change In Strength

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Over the next three days, the hurricane is supposed to turn slowly clockwise toward the west-northwest, forecasters said, as a trough to the northeast leaves and subtropical ridge builds in the northwest, north and eventually northeast.

Hurricane Jose became the tenth named storm of the season on September 5, and it quickly and quietly developed into a category four hurricane with sustained winds at 155 miles per hour at its peak on September 8.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

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Hurricane Jose was in the Atlantic Tuesday morning.

While track models are coming into better agreement on Jose's path, "there still remains a significant spread", among a few of the forecasts.

At present, Hurricane Jose about 400 miles north-northeast of the Grand Turk Island.

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Jose is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, and its third major hurricane - which are classified Category 3 or higher.

"There's no high-pressure system in the Atlantic at the moment like the one that pushed Irma toward the Bahamas", Live 5 Meteorologist Stephanie Sine said.

Jose was packing 85 m.p.h. winds - a category one storm - and was expected to remain a category one storm when it inches closer to land. Many models have it eventually going up further in the Atlantic Ocean while a couple of models still have the potential for landfall somewhere in the US, including North Carolina.

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Nash County dodged a bullet this week when Hurricane Irma took a more westerly path, but don't start eating all of your emergency food supply just yet.

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