Hurricane Jose tracking westward; does the USA have to worry?

Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane

Hurricane Jose could whip up potentially risky surf conditions and exacerbate beach erosion from Hurricane Irma. This will also prevent Jose from significantly strengthening.

WeatherBell has been very accurate with hurricane forecasts and they do strengthen Jose to a Category 3 storm close to the Outer Banks and a Cat 2 storm southeast of Cape Cod.

However, there is still plenty of uncertainty with the track of Jose, as we've seen with Irma over the last week, so we will continue to give the latest updates daily on the air, online and on our NBC Boston/necn apps. The peak of hurricane season is generally from mid-August to mid-October.

It's been a long couple of weeks with two devastating hurricanes.

So the million dollar question-when will it finally start to move, and is there any danger to the U.S.? The forecast is for Jose to peak at 85 miles per hour winds on Sunday and stay at 80-85 miles per hour through day 5.

This time around, I am happy to report that we may actually have some good hurricane news!

There are several paths Jose can take next week once it passes between the Carolinas and Bermuda. While we can not totally rule out a track a bit closer to the coast, that scenario is becoming less and less likely. There will be some decent swells just offshore, about 5-10 feet, by later this weekend and early next week.

The storm may bring a high risk of rip currents, too.

Given the duration of rough surf, extensive beach erosion can occur along the East Coast.

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