Another tropical storm – this one named “Jose” – is expected to reach hurricane status on Thursday morning.
Jose is a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands. Projections on Tuesday morning show it maintaining hurricane strength and hooking northward on Friday or Saturday, perhaps missing those islands. The National Hurricane Center does not forecast for Jose beyond Sunday morning, where they spot the cone being northeast of the Dominican Republic.
A tropical storm has winds between 39 and 73 miles an hour.
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has cone projections covering most of Cuba and Southern Florida on Sunday morning. That storm’s maximum sustained winds are 185 miles an hour.
She follows Harvey, a record hurricane and tropical storm that has caused at least 60 deaths after inundating Houston and other parts of south and east Texas.
The next three storm names for the Atlantic, not yet assigned, are Katia, Lee and Maria.