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Wednesday morning Tropics check (09/20/2017)

Wednesday morning Tropics check (9/20/2017)
Tropical Storm Jose Forecast track (11am 09/20/2017)
Tropical Storm Jose (09/20/2017)
Hurricane Maria Forecast track (10am 09/20/2017)
Hurricane Maria Advisory (11am 09/20/2017)
Hurricane Maria (09/20/2017)
Hurricane Maria (09/20/2017)
Posted at 9:49 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 09:49:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico earlier this morning. Around 6:15am ET, the storm made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico with maximum winds sustained at 155 mph.

The storm is a Category 4 system with sustained winds at 140 mph as of the 11:00am ET advisory.

As it exits Puerto Rico and re-enters the Atlantic, the storm is forecast to move northwest toward the Turks and Caicos Islands and then make more of a north movement east of the Bahamas. This system poses a low threat to the Eastern Seaboard at this time.

The latest WATCHES and WARNINGS associated with Maria are below:

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA...AND VIEQUES
* 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 continues to churn off the coast of the northeastern part of the U.S.

The system has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph as of the 11:00am ET advisory. High surf, high rip current risks, tropical storm force winds/gusts, and coastal flood concerns remain as the main issue for areas in the northeast.

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

A disturbance associated with the remnants of Lee have a 70% chance of developing east of the Caribbean Sea. Regardless of development, the disturbance associated with the remnants is forecast to turn north into the open Atlantic, avoiding 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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