FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Jose, which has been upgraded back to a hurricane, is expected to track close enough to the Northeast to have an impact on Fairfield County's weather next week.
The storm is expected to raise seas and winds and to deliver heavy rain to coastal areas and possibly inland as well next week.
Storm watches are expected to be issued for the Northeast for late Tuesday through Wednesday, when Jose is expected to impact Connecticut.
While Jose tracks northward up the coast, its eye is expected to be at sea.
"We cannot rule out landfall in New England during the middle of next week," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
The exact track and strength of Jose will determine the severity of the wind and surf as well as the extent of the rain.
Under the latest forecast, the storm's most significant effects will be to communities along and east of Interstate 95.
Jose may reach Category 2 or 3 status between Sunday and Tuesday.
"As Jose moves off the coast of the upper mid-Atlantic and New England, water temperatures drop significantly, which may lead to weakening or transformation to a sub-tropical system," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.
There is still uncertainty surrounding Jose's strength and path.
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