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Thursday morning Tropics check (09/21/2017)

Tropical Storm Jose Forecast track (09/21/2017)
Tropical Storm Jose Advisory (09/21/2017)
Tropical Storm Jose (09/21/2017)
Hurricane Maria Forecast track (5am 09/21/2017)
Hurricane Maria Advisory (5am 09/21/2017)
Hurricane Maria (09/21/2017)
Hurricane Maria (09/21/2017)
Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 06:32:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The two main systems we are following are Jose and Maria.

As of the 5:00am ET advisory, Hurricane Maria had sustained winds of 115 mph, and the storm was moving NW of 9 mph. The system was located around 220 miles SE of Grand Turk Island.

The storm will make a very close approach to the Turks and Caicos Islands before a sharp turn north, keeping Maria east of the Bahamas. Through the weekend and early next week, steady weakening is expected.

The latest WATCHES and WARNINGS associated with Maria are below:

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO ENGANO TO PUERTO PLATA
* TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST OF PUERTO PLATA TO THE NORTHERN BORDER OF
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WEST OF CABO ENGANO TO PUNTA PALENQUE

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM ISLA SAONA TO CABO ENGANO

Tropical Storm Jose is slowly weakening and stalling off the coast of the Northeast U.S.

As of the latest advisory (5:00am ET), the storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. The storm is around 150 miles SE of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is moving east at 2 mph. 

The storm is expected to make yet another loop slowly as it transitions into a non-tropical low pressure system. The forecast track resembles more of a bubble as the storm is expected to move very slowly through the weekend.

The latest WATCHES and WARNINGS associated with Jose are below:

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* WOODS HOLE TO SAGAMORE BEACH... INCLUDING CAPE COD
* BLOCK ISLAND
* MARTHA'S VINEYARD
* NANTUCKET

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee do not have a high chance of regenerating into a tropical cyclone anymore. The National Hurricane Center is giving the remnants a 10% chance of developing through the next five days.

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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