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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:20

Hurricane Jose taking an odd, looping path, but forecast is 'tricky'

Written by  USA Today

Hurricane Jose was slowly marching toward the U.S. on Wednesday, taking an odd, looping path that was not expected to impact areas of Florida or Texas battered by the devastating one-two punch of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

At least, meteorologists don't think it will.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that Jose was moving toward the southeast but was expected to make a slow clockwise loop, moving west- northwestward by late Thursday. 

AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Duffey said Jose was moving in a slow loop because there were no strong systems in the area driving it in any direction. Remnants of Irma, though weak, likely will gently nudge Jose away from the U.S. coast, he said.

"It's like a tennis ball being pushed around by astronauts in the space station," he said.

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By Monday the storm will be somewhere between the Mid-Atlantic states and Bermuda, looking for a weather system to push it somewhere, he said.

"We are not feeling too confident on where it goes," Duffey said. "It's been looping around, and that is when things start to get really tricky.

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