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 – 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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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.