Jose Weakens to Tropical Storm; Nantucket Still in Storm’s Path

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but the system is still on track to bring tropical storm-force winds to Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts.

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Jose is currently 165 miles south of Nantucket with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm is set to pass well to the east of the New Jersey coast today, and offshore of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island, as well as an area ranging from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod.

The storm is still going to bring dangerous surf and rip currents to the U.S. east coast and Bermuda over the next several days.

Flight Updates

American Airlines has issued a change waiver for customers traveling through the Northeastern U.S. through September 20. Customers must have bought their ticket by September 18, and rebooked travel must take place through September 23 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).

United Airlines, Delta and JetBlue have issued waivers for travel through September 20, with rebooked travel to take place through September 23. Customers flying on Southwest Airlines through September 20 can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel between the same city pair.

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