Watch this storm ..
Jose is meandering around the East Coast.. may or may not graze a few cities, but even if so will not be a strong category.
All bets are off for Maria, which is now following a freakily similar path to what IRMA did -- right over some of the worst hit islands of the Caribbean.. places still regrouping and trying to figure out how to rebuild lives and property..
The latest on Maria:
A Tropical Storm watch was in effect for St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
"Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Monday night or Tuesday, with tropical storm conditions possible on Monday," the National Hurricane Center said.
Although forecast tracks can change dramatically over the coming week, maps on Saturday show the storm moving on an Irma-like path over Puerto Rico on Wednesday and Hispaniola Thursday morning heading straight toward the Florida Keys.
Keep in mind how horrible a situation right now some of these islands are facing.. Places like Barbuda .. places like the once beautiful St. Martin..
From the MIAMI HERALD:
Ten days after Hurricane Irma turned St. Martin into a jigsaw of ripped metal and shattered wood, residents were still struggling with an existential question: Should they cling to an island that can barely support
life or start over elsewhere?
Irma hit the shared Dutch and French Caribbean island as a Category 5 hurricane with winds in excess of 200 miles an hour, turning the picturesque tourist haven into a sweltering trash heap without power, water or communications. What the hurricane didn’t steal, looters often did.
Now the bullseye again exists on them and other places attempting to recover...
From there? Maria may hit the Carolinas in a long range outlook..
And it's not over with her.
After Maria, another impressive wave that just emitted from the Continent of Africa looks enterprising in nature and strong in convection. An early named storm may result.. And that one, more than any this year, should be watched.