Jose strengthens to hurricane, may bring nor'easter-like conditions to New York, Boston

Hurricane Jose was about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda on Friday afternoon.

ByABC News
September 15, 2017, 4:54 PM

— -- Jose restrengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane this afternoon and could bring nor’easter-like conditions to New York and Boston next week.

As of just before 5 p.m. ET, Jose -- with winds of 75 mph -- was about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda.

It's expected to move between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast through this weekend, and by early next week, Jose is forecast to be off the mid-Atlantic coast. Jose is expected to weaken to a tropical storm when it reaches the Northeast.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is warning that life-threatening rip currents, waves up to 11 feet, beach erosion and coastal flooding are possible from the Carolinas up to Long Island in New York from Saturday through Tuesday.

The forecast could change, but Jose could also bring nor’easter-like conditions to New York City on Monday night and Tuesday and to Boston Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hurricane Jose's forecast is seen here.

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