MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- THREE named storms are swirling in the open Atlantic: Lee, Jose, and Maria.
Starting with Jose, this hurricane is continuing to approach the Northeast U.S., though a direct landfall does not appear likely. THAT BEING SAID, impacts are likely, especially for coastal areas along the northeast. As of the 5:00am ET advisory, the system was located west of Bermuda by around 380 miles. It has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
The storm is expected to drift VERY close to the northeast before turning east and stalling while weakening east of the country.
The latest WATCHES and WARNINGS associated with Jose are below:
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * FENWICK ISLAND TO SANDY HOOK * DELAWARE BAY SOUTH * EAST ROCKAWAY INLET TO PLYMOUTH * BLOCK ISLAND * MARTHA'S VINEYARD * NANTUCKET
Hurricane Maria is definitely the largest concern for the Caribbean right now. As of the 5:00am ET advisory, the storm was located 130 miles ESE of Dominica with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.
The storm may become a Category 3/4 hurricane after rolling through the Lesser Antilles and a direct landfall may occur in Puerto Rico.
The latest WATCHES and WARNINGS associated with Maria are below:
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * GUADELOUPE * DOMINICA * ST. KITTS... NEVIS... AND MONTSERRAT * MARTINIQUE A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA * SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS * ST. LUCIA A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * PUERTO RICO... VIEQUES... AND CULEBRA * U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS * BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS * SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS * ST. MAARTEN * ST. MARTIN AND ST. BARTHELEMY * ANGUILLA A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * BARBADOS * ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Tropical Depression Lee is the furthest east of all three storms. It is expected to die out in the open Atlantic, posing no threat to land.
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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