Jose is back to a Category 1 Hurricane, winds moving NW10 mph

Jose is back to a Category 1 Hurricane, winds moving NW10 mph.

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People who live along the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina up to New England should monitor Tropical Storm Jose, forecasters say. The storm’s winds won’t get close to land until Sunday or Monday — but it is expected to become a hurricane on Friday.

As of Friday morning, Jose had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It was located about 360 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas islands and moving west-northwest at nearly 9 mph, the National Hurricane Center says. The storm is expected to turn northward on Friday or Saturday.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Jose, but the storm is expected to bring “high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the U.S. East Coast,” the hurricane center warns.