Jose will correct this unconventional movement shortly and start traveling, ever so slowly, back to the west again on Thursday.
Swells produced by Jose may impact the East Coast over the next few days.
European for Monday night which keeps the main part of the storm over the Atlantic and gusty winds for the Outer Banks.
It's Jose's potential track that is getting all the attention, however. There is generally not a dominant weather feature that is steering the storm, so model forecasts can vary widely between each other and from run to run.
A satellite image of Hurricane Jose in the Atlantic Ocean
Hurricane Jose has gotten very little coverage, lurking in the shadows of Irma for the past several days.
Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm late Thursday morning, but it may gain strength over the weekend. Two major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have made landfall in the United States already this season.
The full hurricane season lasts until November 30, although the peak season generally stretches from about mid-August to mid-October. Many of our most memorable and infamous hurricanes have come in the second half of September and even into October.
While we are not now anticipating those being an issue to the Gulf of Mexico, it is important to remember we are still in the peak of hurricane season and that the season doesn't end until November 30. This would be a category 1 storm.
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