"Whatever happens with Jose, we're going to remain deployed through the coming and going of storm Maria", Cuomo said. Possible heavy downpours and steady rain closer to the coastline. The storm's track was expected to continue moving away from the city before turning back south late Thursday or Friday. Winds will increase during the day, especially along and southeast of the I-95 Corridor. The high tides are expected to be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides causing moderate coastal flooding.
Here in western MA, we're only expecting a few showers and wind gusts less than 30 miles per hour.
Meantime swells generated by Jose are likely to cause unsafe surf and rip current conditions for the next several days in Bermuda, the Bahamas and much of the USA east coast, the center said.
Some coastal splash-over is possible.
The watch was issued Tuesday morning for Barnstable and Nantucket counties.
Surfers off of Monroe Blvd in Long Beach try their luck and skill from the strong waves created by approaching Hurricane Jose on Tuesday morning. Bill Napolitano exhausted his life savings to build his new house along Narrow Bay after Sandy destroyed it in 2012, and now with his home 10 feet of the ground, he's hoping for the best with Jose.
As of 8AM Tuesday, Jose was a Cateogory 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Jose is losing strength, but marching on.