Hurricane Jose could bring strong winds, rain to Big Apple

A high risk of rip currents and large swells will continue along the east central Florida coast Sunday and Monday with Jose positioned well offshore

This past weekend, NY residents, particularly those living in Long Island, were warned from heading to the beach owing to the risk of rip currents, according to Gothamist.

"Travel is very hazardous right now", the post said.

Unsafe surfs and rip currents are also expected in the outer boroughs as Hurricane Jose's track moves roughly 80 miles southeast of Long Island, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County where rain totals are expected to be 1 to 2 inches with the highest totals over the East End. The storm is not expected to make a direct impact on LI, but is forecast to deliver a passing blow. "We are prepared for whatever it is or for whatever it isn't".

NY officials say National Guard members, emergency equipment and supplies are ready on Long Island in case tropical storm conditions occur there.

According to meteorologists, Jose will likely bring tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding and heavy rainfall.

The Ocean City Beach Patrol is urging people to stay out of the water due to the presence of strong rip currents.

Two more high tides are expected before conditions improve.

Cuomo has sent state personnel, including members of the National Guard, to LI to help deal with the storm.

But state officials say they are still keeping an eye on potentially windy conditions in eastern Suffolk County.

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