Jose strengthens to hurricane, may bring Nor’easter-like conditions to New York, Boston

Position of Hurricane Jose as of Friday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m. (WTNH)

(ABC News) — Jose re-strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane this afternoon and could potentially bring Nor’easter-like conditions to New York and Boston next week.

As of just before 5 p.m. ET, Jose — with winds of 75 mph — was located about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda.

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It’s expected to move between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast through this weekend, and by early next week, Jose is forecast to be off the mid-Atlantic coast. Jose is expected to weaken to a tropical storm when it reaches the Northeast.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is warning that life-threatening rip currents, waves up to 11 feet, beach erosion and coastal flooding are all possible from the Carolinas up to Long Island Saturday through Tuesday.

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The forecast could change, but Jose could also bring Nor’easter-like conditions with wind and rain to New York City Monday night into Tuesday, and for Boston Tuesday into Wednesday.

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