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[UPDATE] Jose Now Predicted to Bypass Jersey Shore

The National Hurricane Center predicts that the storm could be a category 1 hurricane next week, with peak winds near 75 mph.

Via the National Weather Service

Due to a production error, the original version of this post featured a graphic showing the track of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It has been updated with the latest NOAA prediction graphic for Hurricane Jose, dated 11 a.m. on September 16th. The Jersey shore is no longer within the predicted path.

If you thought we were safe from Tropical Storm Jose, you might want to check again.

The latest predictions from the National Weather Service show the storm on its way to the coastal Northeast – including the Jersey Shore. 

According to the forecast, Jose could near Jersey on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. The National Hurricane Center anticipates that Jose could be a category 1 hurricane at that time, with peak winds at about 75 mph.

The local NWS predicts rainfall, gusty winds and coastal flooding next week as a result of the storm’s proximity. The organization is also warning beachgoers of a high risk of rip currents.

Jose, which has wavered between a category 4 hurricane and a tropical storm, as it was deemed yesterday, is currently about 500 miles south of Bermuda.

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