NWS: Tropical storm watch canceled as Jose weakens

NWS: Tropical storm watch canceled as Jose weakens

"The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast CT", the National Weather Service warning said.

Hurricane Jose is making its way up to New England, bringing with it heavy rain and wind gusts, forecasters say.

According to the National Hurricane's latest advisory, Jose is expected to make a turn to the northeast early Tuesday and begin dumping 3 to 5 inches of rain on eastern Long Island at night. Winds will increase during the day, especially along and southeast of the I-95 Corridor.

Up to 1-2 inches of rainfall is possible in most areas.

According to Storm Team 4, Jose, a Category 1 storm with max sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, could bring 2 to locally 3 feet of surge above ground level in low-lying areas near the waterfront and shoreline during high tide.

The Tropical Storm Watch has been canceled, as tropical storm force winds should remain offshore, a watch remains in effect for the adjacent coastal waters.

Here in western MA, we're only expecting a few showers and wind gusts less than 30 miles per hour.

Jose is stirring up the surf, and the hurricane center warned of risky rip currents along the East Coast.

Jose has been gradually expanding and has its strongest convection and strongest winds located on the northwest side of the storm's center of circulation. Waves could break at 10 to 15 feet.

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