Maria expected to become hurricane; Lee downgraded

Postado Setembro 17, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, tropical storm conditions are possible on Tuesday with a high temperature of 75 degrees.

Tropical Storm Maria is forecast to continue west-northwest over the next couple days, with the center nearing the Leeward Islands Monday night.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, Jose had winds of 80 miles per hour and was moving north at 6 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and flooding as it moves over parts of the Lesser Antilles and could create similar impacts for the storm-torn Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by mid week, weather authorities said.

It's still early to predict Maria's influence over southern United States or its coastline but some models showed the storm will move toward the southeastern US state of Florida and up the east coast. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

The hurricane center also says "a tropical storm watch may be needed for a portion of the North Carolina coast tomorrow".

Only Jose, which was moving north at about 8 miles per hour on Sunday morning, is expected to impact North Carolina's coast, though its threat remains rather low.

Tropical Storm Maria has been named as of the 5 pm Saturday, 9/16/17 advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Meanwhile, Hurricane Jose's maximum sustained winds make it a Category 1 hurricane.

Jose is expected to remain a hurricane through Tuesday.

It was located about 420 miles (680 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading north at 8 mph (13 kph).

Tropical Storm Maria formed today in the tropical Atlantic-and is quickly pushing westward.

Tropical Storm Lee has formed after coming off the African continent. According to Moss, Lee probably "won't hold together" but for another day or two, posing little risk to land. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.