Wednesday Morning Update on Tropical Storm Jose:
Tropical Storm Jose is forecast to track at least 125 miles south of Nantucket today.
The main impacts of Jose will be felt on Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Nantucket, and will be similar to those
of a strong nor'easter with coastal flooding, beach erosion, locally heavy rainfall, and strong wind gusts.
Wind gusts to 60 mph are possible on Nantucket, with 45 to 55 mph gusts on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island this afternoon into Thursday. This may result in some tree damage and scattered power outages.
Farther northwest, gusts around 40 mph may cause minor tree damage in the Boston and Providence areas as well.
Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is possible on Nantucket and the outer Cape, where Flash Flood Watches remain in effect.
Severe beach erosion will occur along the coastlines of southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with areas of minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially on Nantucket.
On the coastal waters south and southeast of New England, seas will build to 20 to 25 feet. The combination of high seas and strong winds will result in life-threatening conditions for mariners.
Jose's effects will linger for the next couple of days, as the tropical storm meanders over the ocean well south of New England and gradually weakens.
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Tuesday Morning Briefing on Jose
Hurricane Jose is forecast to slowly weaken to a tropical storm as it tracks about 100 miles south of Nantucket on Wednesday.
The main impact of Jose will be felt on Cape Cod and the Islands and will be similar to that of a strong nor'easter, with coastal flooding, beach erosion, locally heavy rainfall, and strong wind gusts.
Peak wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible on the Cape and Islands with 40 to 50 mph gusts across southeast Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island. Rainfall will be heaviest on Cape Cod and Nantucket, where 2 to 4 inches is possible. Severe beach erosion will occur along the
coastlines of southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with areas of minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially Nantucket.
On the coastal waters south and southeast of New England, seas will build to 20 feet, with up to 25 feet south of Nantucket. The combination of high seas and strong winds will result in life-
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