Jose weakens to a tropical storm: NHC

Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane

Thankfully, Hurricane Jose doesn't pose a great threat at this time.

"Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 miles per hour [11 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue through Friday, followed by a turn to the northwest on Saturday".

Jose was moving west from its location about 510 miles south-southwest of Bermuda and would produce swells that could impact the Bermuda, the Bahamas, the northern coasts of Hispaniola and the southeastern U.S with unsafe surf and rip-currents.

Hurricane Jose, a pale followup to Category 5 Irma, could churn up North Carolina's coast with tropical-force winds and risky surf by this weekend, forecasters said.

"Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center".

Jose, once a powerful hurricane threatening already devastated Caribbean islands, downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday.

Irma's remnants are expected to slide off the U.S. East coast on Friday, Sept. 15 and into the Atlantic Ocean.

However, there is still plenty of uncertainty with the track of Jose, as we've seen with Irma over the last week, so we will continue to give the latest updates daily on the air, online and on our NBC Boston/necn apps.

It is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm into Friday before making its way toward Bermuda.

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