- Hurricane Jose could threaten the Atlantic seaboard by Wednesday
- Based off a European mode, there is a possibility of the Fujiwara Effect developing
- This is where Hurricane Jose and Tropical Storm Maria would react together
- The storms could slam into New Jersey where Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012
- At this point the maximum sustained winds are at 80 mph
- Track now shows possibility that storm could come near Long Island
Advance forecasts have raised the possibility that Hurricane Jose could threaten New York City in the coming week.
The Category One hurricane's probable path revealed New York City may be in its path, leading to 80mph plus winds and storm surges battering the Eastern Seaboard.
According to the Washington Post, based off a European mode, there is a possibility of the extremely rare Fujiwara Effect where Hurricane Jose and Tropical Storm Maria could appear to 'dance.'
According to projections for the 24th and 25th of September the storms could pinwheel around each other and slam into New Jersey which was hit by Sandy in 2012.
Th e Fujiwara Dance or Effect is more commonly seen in the warmer Pacific, where cyclones bounces off each other like a pinball in a machine.
The animated gif below shows how forecasters believe this scenario could play out, with Hurricane Jose hovering in the Atlantic after coming into contact with the East Coast.
Tropical Storm Maria is seen arriving from the south and plowing into Jose, with the warmer weather of the Caribbean storm displacing causing the slingshot.
The cyclone stays inside the cone to projected trajectory 60-70 percent of the time. At this point the maximum sustained winds are at 80 mph. It is projected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday night.
By Tuesday as it approaches New York, winds are expected to be between 39-73 mph according to the National Hurricane Center.
An Air Force hurricane hunter plane investigated the storm earlier on Saturday.
If Jose does track towards the Atlantic seaboard, it could add on to an already devastating hurricane season, following Harvey's flooding in Texas and Irma's destruction in Florida.
There’s an 18 per cent chance of tropical storm-force winds hitting New York City between Tuesday and Wednesday, Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, told Bloomberg.
As Hurricane Jose ambles northward in the Atlantic far off the East Coast, an innocuous-sounding system has turned into Tropical Storm Maria in the Caribbean and could well follow Irma's destructive path toward Florida as a full-blown hurricane.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the one-time disturbance to Tropical Depression Maria and said it was 620 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, moving west at 20 mph. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
A hurricane watch was issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, a route followed by Irma as it moved westward.
A Tropical Storm watch was in effect for St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
"Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Monday night or Tuesday, with tropical storm conditions possible on Monday," the National Hurricane Center said.
Although forecast tracks can change dramatically over the coming week, maps on Saturday show the storm moving on an Irma-like path over Puerto Rico on Wednesday and Hispaniola Thursday morning heading straight toward the Florida Keys.
Hurricane Jose, meanwhile, was 485 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., moving north at 6 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.