Hurricane Jose will bring tropical force winds up the East Cast and knocking on the back door is Hurricane Maria. 

The latest track brings Jose close to New Jersey and Long Island coasts for destructive waves, deadly rip currents, beach erosion, with rain and wind Tuesday into Wednesday.

According to the National Hurricane Center, tropical-storm-force winds along the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coast is expected this afternoon or evening. The high


winds will then reach New Jersey up through New York, Boston, and Cape Cod today or tomorrow.

The National Hurricane Center advises East Coast residents from North Carolina on up to monitor the storm's progress. Computer models are putting the storm 250 miles off the coast of the New York area. Today Bermuda, the Bahamas, parts of the Caribbean, and parts of the US East Coast are experiencing dangerous surf.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says the orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The letter inside the dot indicates the NHC's forecast intensity for that time:

D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH

Jose developed Sept. 5 in the open Atlantic, grazed the northeast Caribbean islands as a Category 4 storm and is now headed for the U.S. Meanwhile Category 1 Hurricane Maria is gaining strength with its eye on the devastated Carribean.

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[Information from ABC 7 NY and National Hurricane Center]

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