Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it’s headed
Hurricane Jose formed less than a week after Hurricane Irma, and he’s possibly headed toward the U.S.
Both storms followed a similar path, moving west across the Atlantic before making a sharp turn to the north.
However, Irma is expected to fizzle out over land while Hurricane Jose will make a loop before moving west again.
The National Hurricane Center forecast takes the storm’s path out to five days.
Anything beyond those five days is nothing more than an educated guess, as a lot can happen in between now and then. Irma’s initial forecasts kept the storm in the Atlantic.
Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week. A few keep the storm in the Atlantic, far from the United States. A few other models put the storm on a more northward track closer to a North Carolina, Virginia or Maryland landfall late next week. Then, there’s the lone model taking the storm through The Bahamas before making another Florida landfall.
It’s still way too early to know exactly where Jose will end up, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the United States to get comfortable with another hurricane making landfall.
We’re in the middle of the most active part of what’s been a busy hurricane season so far. The upside is hurricane season slows down from here until the end of November, so everyone along the coasts should be able to breathe easy again in a few short months.