• Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Hurricane Irma

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    The 10th tropical storm of the season has officially formed in the Atlantic.

    We're tracking the timing of the rain and storms on Channel 2 Action News throughout the week. 

    The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Jose at 11 a.m. Tuesday, 1,500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

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    Severe Weather Team 2's meteorologist Katie Walls said there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the future progress of Jose.

    However, Jose is coming behind Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 hurricane that the National Hurricane Center is calling “potentially catastrophic.”

    Severe Weather Team 2 will have continuing coverage as the storm develops.

    It's still unclear how Irma will affect the United States, though Florida is bracing for a possible hit.

    [Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm with maximum winds of 180 mph]

    Several islands forecast to be hit by Irma, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, could also be impacted by Jose later this week. 

     

     

     

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