While everyone has been closely watching Hurricane Irma, Tropical Storm Jose formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday and could become a hurricane Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Jose is close to hurricane strength with sustained winds at 70 mph as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. It is expected to become a hurricane later in the day.
Jose is east of Hurricane Irma and is roughly on a course toward Antigua. The storm could affect the United States sometime next week. A preliminary forecast track has Jose moving to the north of Irma’s path, in the direction of the U.S. East Coast and, potentially, North Carolina.