Hurricane Jose to pass Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — While Hurricane Jose’s track remains uncertain, Portsmouth residents are asked to monitor weather alerts, and to be prepared for strong winds and rain.

The Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents to monitor alerts for Hurricane Jose, which will pass the Portsmouth area to the south Tuesday into Wednesday. 

From the National Weather Service (NWS):

Hurricane Jose will likely bring high surf and dangerous rip currents
to some ocean-exposed beaches later this weekend into the middle of
next week. There is the potential for significant erosion along
ocean-exposed beaches early to mid next week. There is also a risk
for minor to moderate coastal flooding if Jose passes close enough to
southern New England.

It remains uncertain if Jose will get close enough to southern New
England for any other impacts during the first half of next week.
There is a possibility of tropical storm force winds reaching
portions of Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, with the Cape
and Islands most at risk. If this should happen, then scattered
power outages would be possible given full foliage at this time of
year. There could also be pockets of heavy rain.

We need to stress that there remains considerable uncertainty in how
close Jose will get to our region. People in southern New England
are urged to monitor the latest forecasts through this weekend.

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