Washington October 22, 1999 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Jose is on its way into the Atlantic today. At 5 a.m., Jose was located about 130 miles northeast of San Juan, PR, moving off to the north at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 65 mph, which is not quite hurricane level.
NHC forecasters expect Jose's current track to continue through tomorrow night, followed by a turn to the northeast. Some strengthening is anticipated, and Jose may actually regain hurricane status. However, NHC forecasters do not believe the system poses a threat to any US land and possessions.
NHC may issue tropical storm watches for Bermuda later today as the storm could impact that island later in the weekend.
The National Weather Service in San Juan, PR, forecasts shower and thunderstorms for the USVI and eastern PR today. Early reports from yesterday indicate that the general amount of rain from Jose was less than an inch.
Along with Jose, the NHC forecasters are watching a tropical wave about 300 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. For the past two days, Jose has stalled that wave's development. NHC forecasters think the wave could now begin to intensify into a tropical depression by tomorrow.