Jose to have effect on New England coast

Risky surfs and rip currents are also expected in the outer boroughs as Hurricane Jose's track moves roughly 80 miles southeast of Long Island, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In the Lehigh Valley, the chance of precipitation from the system has lessened, but expect mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Minor flooding is expected during the morning high tide and moderate flooding is anticipated during the evening.

City officials said that they are coordinating with the state and county, as well as PSEG and National Grid in preparation for potentially heavy rain and possible flooding in low-lying areas. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. The storm is forecasted to remain a low-end Category 1 Hurricane today as it continues to move north, riding over warm Gulf Stream waters. Jose is centered about 235 miles ENE of Cape Hatteras, NC and moving N at 9 mph. Jose will approach Boston by Wed./Thu. while weakening & turning rather sharply to the east bringing winds & some heavy rain to coastal New England. On Monday evening, it was classified as a category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 miles per hour.

After a intensifying to a Category 5, Hurricane Maria briefly weakened overnight after hitting the island of Dominica.

Hurricane Maria headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

We will enjoy a stretch of sunny, warm days as we transition from summer to fall, but we'll have to keep an eye on powerful Hurricane Maria, a storm that is now tearing through the Caribbean and could make a run toward the U.S. next week. Sustained tropical storm force winds have recently been reported from Guadeloupe and Antigua.

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