Bands From Tropical Storm Jose Nearing New England Coast


Bands From Tropical Storm Jose Nearing New England Coast

In addition to Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Jose's center has turned toward the northeast but will later stall and slowly drift westward or west-southwestward late this week as a post-tropical low-pressure system well southeast of Nantucket Island. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, known as MODIS captured a visible light picture of the large tropical storm.

If Jose is still a storm with a circulation of wind extending to the ground, the potential for a more robust interaction takes place. Visible and microwave satellite data showed that the storm was still producing well-defined convective bands on the north side of the circulation. A tropical storm watch was issued over the weekend for southern CT, but it was canceled at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The storm is expected to pass around 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, sparing CT the worst of its power.

Block Island, Rhode Island, reported sustained winds of 41 miles per hour late Wednesday morning, and trees have been downed in numerous locations across eastern MA.

Check back for updates on Jose's forecast over the next few days as more details become available. The minimum central pressure recently reported by an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft is 982 millibars.

"The center of the storm is expected to pass well to the east of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday, and pass offshore of southeastern MA by Thursday", the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

The hurricane center said Jose will lose its steering currents and meander off the southeast coast of New England for the next several days until it dissipates.

A gust of 48 mph was reported at Nantucket Airport on Thursday, while an unofficial observing site in Vineyard Haven, on Martha's Vineyard, reported a sustained wind of 39 mph and a maximum gust of 52 mph.