Hurricane Jose Could Threaten Florida as Irma Leaves More Than 6 Million Powerless

by Leonardo Blair |

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Floridians could be in for another rough weekend if Hurricane Jose, a Category 2 storm lingering in the western Atlantic as of 8 a.m. Monday, becomes a threat to the sunshine state over the next several days.

State officials said more than 6 million Florida residents were left without power after Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday, lashed much of the state and is now headed toward Georgia.

In a 5:00 a.m. update on Jose Monday, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was moving at 10 mph north-northwest. It is expected, however, to make a loop on Monday night and start a slow move toward the east coast.

"Jose is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and a turn toward the northeast is expected by tonight, with a reduction in forward speed. Jose is then expected to move slowly toward the east and southeast Tuesday into Wednesday," said the National Hurricane Center.

Read more about Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Irma at The Christian Post.