Hurricane Jose churns Atlantic, two new waves off African coast
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (CBS12) —
Irma-weary Floridians are keeping an eye on Hurricane Jose, currently turning a slow loop in the Atlantic between the Bahamas and Bermuda. Fortunately, forecasters say The Sunshine State has little to worry about.
Jose is barely a category 1 hurricane, with winds at 75 m.p.h. It is 445 miles East-Southeast of the South Eastern Bahamas. Currently moving west, the storm is expected to swing to the northwest and pick up speed. The forecast track moves the storm away from the United States.
Forecasters are taking notice of two disturbances moving off the coast of Africa. The areas of interest are disorganized but can possibly strengthen, with a low to medium chance of development over the next 2-5 days. These systems are many thousands of miles away from the mainland U.S. and will take many days before they could pose any threat to interests in the Caribbean.
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