Does Maria pose a threat to US East Coast?

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the path of the hurricane that is currently posing a threat to the Turks and Caicos and southern Bahamas.
1:09 | 09/22/17

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Also hurricane MARIA is on the move tracking north. Its effects could be felt along the east coast. Right now it's closing in on Turks and caicos and they're seeing heavy rain and strong winds. You know ginger is tracking it all. Turks and caicos picking up anywhere from 8 to 16 inches of rain and the southern Bahamas still in the hurricane watch. But after the beginning of the weekend it really starts to leave people alone for a little while. MARIA starts weakening and runs into wind shear and cooler water but watch that latest national hurricane track. It takes to the left and has everyone from the outer banks to the north saying what does that mean? It's a week or so out. That bermuda high steering these storms so much so into the caribbean and the United States will retreat a bit. That is a good thing, right? You watch these tracks and there's a ridge building here, the leftovers of Jose and all will impact by Sunday into Monday. How close MARIA gets to the United States, so we put on the rest of the tracks. We're hoping this jet stream helps to move it to the east and that high that builds from the south up moves to the northeast.

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