While too early to tell whether the storm will move close enough to shore to either brush the coast or make landfall, the latest track from the National Hurricane Center positions the storm well off the Florida-Georgia border by Saturday, with the storm moving in a northwest motion.
Even the GFS, which initially showed Irma headed towards a SC landfall, agrees with the European model about Jose, she said.
"This evolution will cause Jose to make a slow clockwise loop during the next 3 days and then turn northward and northwestward once it moves around the western side of the ridge", forecasters wrote this morning. "On the forecast track, the center of Jose will remain well to the east-northeast of the Bahamas through Wednesday", the NHC said.
"There is a still a lot of computer model uncertainty on Jose's next move but it still is a storm to watch for the USA and Canada", said Ross Hull.
Hurricane Jose continues as a Category 1 storm. That's about 505 miles (810 Km) east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and 435 miles (700 km) south of Bermuda.
Models show a wide range of possibilities, all the way from SC to Newfoundland, or even out to sea.
This places the entire eastern side of North America at risk, with Jose capable of making its landfall anywhere between SC, U.S. and Newfoundland, Canada. The rest kept the storm out to sea. A Category 1 hurricane packs winds between 74 miles per hour and 95 miles per hour, as gauged by the scale.
Any potential direct hit from Jose wouldn't be until next week, however.
In the meantime, the only impact from the hurricane will be rough surf and the chance of rip currents in Hispaniola, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands over the next couple of days.