Sept. 12 (UPI) — Now a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Jose is unlikely to undergo any changes in strength over the next 48 hours, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, the NHC said the center of the storm was located about 480 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island and 640 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with wind speeds of 75 mph. It was moving east at 7 mph.
“Jose is moving toward the east near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a turn to the southeast and south at a slow forward speed is expected over the next couple of days,” the NHC said. “On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday.”
No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
Jose is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, and its third major hurricane — which are classified Category 3 or higher.