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Thursday morning Tropics check (09/14/2017)

Posted at 3:55 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 01:55:46-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Jose continues to churn in the western Atlantic as it continues the process of making a loop in the ocean before turning northeast.

The 5:00am ET advisory had the cyclone with winds of 75 mph, keeping this as a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm will turn northeast after it's loop with some uncertainty with how close it may end up near the northeastern U.S. Folks in the Mid-Atlantic and New England region should closely monitor the progress of Jose. If the system moves further west, more direct impacts may occur. If it moves further east, impacts will be more indirect than anything else. This hurricane is NOT a threat to the Big Bend and South Georgia.

In addition to Jose, two other disturbances near the Cape Verde Islands in the far-eastern Atlantic show signs of potential tropical development. One further west has a 40% chance of development within five days and the one further east has a 30% chance in the same time-frame. These system are so far out, that future impacts on anyone are unclear at this point in time.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.

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