Hurricane Irma-now a tropical depression-slammed Florida and other parts of the southern United States.
"There is little change to the overall forecast philosophy, as Jose completes a slow anticyclonic loop over open waters for the next 72 hours", the National Hurricane Center said in its online forecast discussion.
A local meteorologist has sought to allay the fears of residents of a possible "double hit" after global experts revealed that Hurricane Jose is expected to make a loop that will affect parts of the Caribbean. It has slowed down dramatically, moving east at 7 miles per hour.
Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, said while forecast models show Jose moving north with the U.S.an unlikely target, it could still come within a few hundred miles of the mid-Atlantic U.S. coast.
During that time, Jose will be moving generally westward then more northward. "The official forecast goes out five days due to the considerable uncertainty beyond day five", a Monday afternoon update says.
"These swells are likely to produce high surf and rip current conditions".
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).
The big question is: Is Jose something for the United States to worry about? The Category 4 monster storm caused flooded streets, power cuts, and tornadoes that led to a number of vehicle accidents and several people losing their lives.
In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and a no-show from El Niño would contribute to a potentially "extremely active" hurricane season. If history is a guide, more will be on the way.
The 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will end on November 30.