USA Today said on Thursday the storm was likely to shift northward, edging the Mid-Atlantic as it tracked up the coast.
The so-called cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Jose now includes North Carolina's Outer Banks after the National Hurricane Center shifted its forecast west Thursday. The NHC said Jose is about 435 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and about 520 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.
On Sept. 12 at 1:35 p.m. EDT (15:35 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Jose.
It has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and is moving west-northwest at 7 miles per hour, according to the advisory.
GFS for Monday night with tropical storm winds possible for the Outer Banks.
The eastern Atlantic has been very active this summer with both Irma and Jose originating in this area of the ocean. The vast majority of computer models still keep the storm out to sea, but a few show it making a potential landfall along the US East Coast, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.
Over the weekend it is expected to harmlessly turn north and end up somewhere between Bermuda and The Outer Banks by Sunday. The swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and risky rip currents.