Jose could pose an elevated rip current threat on the coast
If there's one thing about this tropical season, it's gotten a lot more people paying attention to hurricanes/tropical storms/tropical depressions again. It had been 2005 since the last Cat 3 hurricane or higher made landfall in the US, and now two have done so in just the last month.
So if you're a beach-goer, chances are you have been watching Jose. Jose is a close call, but our forecast models have been persistent in keeping the center of the storm in between North Carolina and Bermuda by Monday. The forecast track is fairly uncertain at that point, as noted by the wider cone. We'll definitely keep our eyes on it in case.
How close the track gets to the coast will determine the rain chances for the weekend, especially the back half of it. At this time, tropical storm force wind gusts look unlikely.
Having said all of that, the National Hurricane Center has expressed some concern in the rip currents along the southeast coast this weekend into early next week. Use extra caution, and be sure to look up at the flags when heading to the beach.
You can also keep in touch with some of our sister stations along the southeast coast, if you plan on driving down that way this weekend or any time! Their forecasts are linked below.
NC FORECAST: http://www.wcti12.com/weather
MYRTLE BEACH FORECAST: http://wpde.com/weather
CHARLESTON FORECAST: http://abcnews4.com/weather
SAVANNAH FORECAST: http://fox28media.com/weather