Hurricane Jose is expected to pass well offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina today, bringing dangerous surf and rip currents to the eastern coast of the United States.
According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, a tropical storm watch is in effect for an area ranging from Fenwick Island to Sandy Hook; Delaware Bay South; East Rockaway Inlet to Plymouth; Block Island; Martha’s Vineyard; and Nantucket. Interests along the east coast from North Carolina to New England are also advised to monitor the progress of the storm.
Hurricane Jose, which currently has maximum sustained winds of approximately 85 mph, is then expected to pass well east of the Delmarva peninsula tonight and Tuesday, and well to the east of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday. Some gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days, although the storm is expected to maintain hurricane strength through Tuesday.
The storm has prompted Delta to issue a change waiver for the following airports:
- Boston, MA (BOS)
- Hartford, CT (BDL)
- Newburgh, NY (SWF)
- New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
- New York, NY - LaGuardia (LGA)
- Newark, NJ (EWR)
- Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
- Providence, RI (PVD)
- White Plains, NY (HPN)
The waiver is in effect for travel taking place September 19. The new ticket must be reissued on or before September 22, with rebooked travel to take place no later than that date.