Tropical Storm Jose forms to the east of Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MIAMI, Florida -- Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the open Atlantic far from land.

Jose is located to the east of Hurricane Irma, which is a powerful and dangerous storm heading toward Antigua and perhaps the U.S.

Here's a look at the Nation Hurricane Center's projected track:

Jose is the 10th tropical storm of the season. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and is about 1505 miles (2420 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles.

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It was moving west-northwest at 13 mph (20 kph) and was expected to become a hurricane by Friday.