Western Mass in “cone of uncertainty” for Jose

Storm could have an effect on our weather next week

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Jose is expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane and produce high surfs and life-threatening rip current conditions along the U.S. East Coast as it moves up the Atlantic.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 70 mph (110 kph) and it’s forecast to become a hurricane again later in the day.

Jose is centered about 360 miles (575 kilometers) northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).

Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed far out over the Atlantic and is expected to become a tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression’s maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 kph) and it’s forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm later in the day or on Saturday.

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center shows western Massachusetts within the “cone of uncertainty” for Jose, and the storm could affect our weather by the middle of next week.

Current forecasts have Jose weakening again to a tropical storm before it gets close to the New England coastline.

The 22News Storm Team is closely tracking Jose. Stay with 22News and WWLP.com over the coming days for the latest developments.

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