The weekend weather is quiet and summer-like as the humidity sticks around. However, we’ll notice a change as early as Monday as we keep our eyes on Hurricane Jose.
The latest track from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) brings the Category 1 Hurricane due north, passing between Bermuda and the eastern seaboard, inching closer to the southern coast of New England over the weekend and into Monday. This weekend at our coastal communities, we could start noticing higher waters, and rough seas in relation to Jose.
By Monday night, the leading edge of rain bands could reach southern New England, but most weather models bring the bulk of the rain showers into far southeastern New England by early Tuesday with the gusty onshore winds by Tuesday afternoon and continuing into Wednesday.
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Most of southern New England, especially those at the coast, are under the cone of uncertainty released by the NHC. Most weather models are in agreement that Jose will pass very close to the outer Cape and Islands late Tuesday into Wednesday.
The main impacts will be rising seas, rough surf, rip current risk starting as early as this weekend, gusty winds, and tropical-like rain bands with an onshore wind with gusts near 40 to 60 mph. For our mariners, as Jose nears, 10-25’ swells are possible from Monday through Thursday before Jose peels off the coast.