Hurricane Jose hangs on in the Atlantic

Hurricane Jose is hanging on as a 75-mph tropical cyclone that remains in an idle before taking a path that could send it harmlessly out to sea.

The National Hurricane Center said Jose is losing muscle, but should remain a low-end hurricane for the next two days.

Jose’s strange spin is because of weak steering currents that are letting it be jostled around by a large deep-layer trough to the ┬ánortheast. But that trough will leave Jose behind with the Bermuda High building to its northwest.

“This evolution will cause Jose to make a slow clockwise loop during the next 3 days and then turn northward and northwestward once it moves around the western side of the ridge,” forecasters wrote this morning.

While track models are coming into better agreement on Jose’s path, “there still remains a significant spread,” among a few of the forecasts.

 

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