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Satellite eyeing Tropical Storm Jose churning coastal waters

Satellite eyeing Tropical Storm Jose churning coastal waters

"This should result in weakening as indicated in the forecast", the National Hurricane Center said.

Direct impacts from Jose are possible along the U.S. East Coast next week.

High - No one should enter the surf due to widespread, life threatening rip currents.

Jose performed an unusual loop-the-loop before continuing its northwest motion - and now it is expected to strengthen.

"Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 miles per hour [11 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue through Friday, followed by a turn to the northwest on Saturday". In a few days, we'll have 3 swirling out there.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour, but further strengthening is forecast as it continues its westerly track - but with an expected northerly turn that could threaten the Northeast. After that, an increase in wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures should begin to weaken Jose as it approaches the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts next week.

Regardless, large swells generated by Jose will continue to affect the Bahamas, Bermuda and the north coasts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands the next several days.

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The National Hurricane Center has included parts of the United States, from New Jersey up to New England, in its "cone of uncertainty", which shows the probable track of the center of a storm over a five-day period.

By the way, the last storm named "Lee" was a tropical storm that impacted Acadiana during the Labor Day weekend of 2011.

"Interests along the USA east coast from North Carolina to New England should monitor the progress of Jose during the next several days".

The forecast could change, but Jose could also bring Nor'easter-like conditions with wind and rain to New York City Monday night into Tuesday, and for Boston Tuesday into Wednesday.

If you have plans at the beach into next week, be on the lookout for unsafe rip currents.

Check back with weather.com for updates in the days ahead for the latest details on Jose.