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Sunday evening Tropics check (9/17/2017)

Tropical Depression Lee, Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Hurricane Maria, Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Hurricane Maria (left) and Tropical Depression Lee (right), Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Hurricane Jose forecast cone, Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Hurricane Jose, Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Hurricane Maria (left) and Tropical Depression Lee (right), Sunday 9/17/2017 pm
Posted at 5:03 PM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 13:53:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- All eyes are still on the tropics where we now have two hurricanes and a tropical depression. 

Hurricane Jose is still a category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph. Currently, this hurricane is situated between Bermuda and the Carolinas and is moving in a northward direction at 8 mph. 

Even though Hurricane Jose is forecast to remain offshore of the east coast of the United States, large swells, dangerous rip currents, and heavy rain may be experienced by New England in the coming days. In fact, there is a Tropical Storm Warning in effect from Delaware to southeastern Massachusetts. Over the next few days, Jose is expected to move into a drier environment causing it to slowly weaken.

Hurricane Maria is also a category 1 storm with sustained winds near 75 mph. Maria is expected to strengthen over the next two days, possibly becoming a major hurricane by midweek. 

Maria is currently moving west northwest at 15 mph, but should decrease in speed as it nears the Lesser Antilles. By Monday night, it is expected that his hurricane will move across the Leeward Islands and into the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea by Tuesday. 

Tropical Depression Lee several hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands with sustained winds near 35 mph. Currently, this depression in moving west at 8 mph, and is expected to continue on this path. In the next few days, Less will move into an area of stronger shear and drier mid-levels. This will help to weaken the storm even more.

At this time, none of these storm systems are expected to have a direct impact on Florida or Georgia, but the First Alert weather team will continue watching them as they develop.