It looks like Hurricane Jose will clip the New York and Connecticut coasts.

Here's the good news, according to weather.com. Before Hurricane Jose reaches our area, it will be downgraded to a tropical storm, which means Jose's winds will only reach between 39 and 73 mph. By Tuesday morning, the tropical storm could begin to impact parts of Long Island Sound and parts of the Jersey shore. A tropical storm watch is currently in effect for the Sound and the Jersey shore.

Jose has already brought large wave swells and rip currents to the East Coast from Florida to Long Island and southern New England. How much rain the storm will drop on our area depends on the track of the storm as it gets closer to the East Coast. To keep tabs on Hurricane/Tropical Storm Jose click on www.nhc.noaa.gov.

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There is a huge hurricane issue brewing in the Caribbean. Here comes Hurricane Maria currently approaching the Leeward Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center, Maria will become a major hurricane as it moves through the Leeward Islands heading towards Puerto Rico. When does it stop for the populations of these Caribbean islands?

The island of Barbuda lost 90% of its buildings and was decimated by Irma. The way to help the populations of the islands in the path of Hurricane Irma and quite possibly Hurricane Maria is to donate cash through reputable agencies like unicefusa.com, and redcross.org.