NWS: Tropical Storm Watch canceled as Jose weakens

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In its 5 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Jose was about 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., and 330 miles nearly due east from New York City.

At 8AM, Tropical Storm Jose had winds of 65mph. The storm's track was expected to continue moving away from the city before turning back south late Thursday or Friday.

As Jose weakened as a tropical storm off New England on Wednesday morning, it continued to churn up rough surf and create rip currents along the New Jersey coast. Nantucket reported a wind gust of 53 miles per hour early Wednesday evening. Please continue to monitor powerful Maria in case these trends change.

A high surf advisory, impacting beaches in the area, is also in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters said Jose could lose its tropical characteristics and become post-tropical as soon as tonight.

While Tropical Storm Jose isn't expected to cause major issues in CT, the storm will pass off the coast of New England and the effects will be felt in CT and our neighbors in Rhode Island and MA.

Wednesday night through Thursday, portions of coastal southeast New England may see bands of rain, possibly heavy at times.

The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood warnings and advisories for the Shore, and warned of unsafe rip currents along the beaches.

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