At 11 a.m on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center announced that Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic ocean right behind Hurricane Irma.
Tropical Storm #Jose Advisory 1: 10th Tropical Storm of the Season Forms Over the Open Atlantic. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 5, 2017
The center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 39.1 West. Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and a movement toward the west or west-northwest at a slightly faster rate of forward speed is expected during the next two days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Jose could become a hurricane by Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
Just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said that "Dangerous Irma" has intensified to a Category 5 storm with 180 mph winds.