Tropical Storm Jose Forms In Atlantic

While Hurricane Irma churns in the Atlantic, residents in Sebastian and Vero Beach are carefully watching Tropical Storm Jose.
While Hurricane Irma churns in the Atlantic, residents in Sebastian and Vero Beach are carefully watching Tropical Storm Jose. (Photo: NOAA)

SEBASTIAN, Florida – While residents living in Sebastian and Vero Beach are following Hurricane Irma, there’s another threat in the Atlantic named Tropical Storm Jose.

Tropical Storm Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph and a movement toward the west or west-northwest at a slightly faster rate of forward speed is expected during the next two days.

Jose has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the storm could become a hurricane by Friday.

“In about four to five days, Jose should turn toward the northwest and slow as it reaches the southwestern periphery of the high. The model guidance is in good agreement with this scenario and the official forecast is based upon a blend of the ECMWF-GFS-UKMET deterministic and ensemble model output,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

Jose, located east of Hurricane Irma, poses no threat at this time for Sebastian and Vero Beach.

Sebastian Daily will continue to provide updates on both Tropical Storm Jose and Hurricane Irma.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.