Hurricane Jose moving in Atlantic, expected to shift away from Puerto Rico

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Unlike Hurricane Irma's path, Hurricane Jose is forecast to move north and away from Puerto Rico and remain in the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding numerous chains of Caribbean islands that Irma has wrecked.

It is common for major storms to hit back to back, but to have more than one hit the USA in one hurricane season is rare, according to CBS.

Travel to and from St. Martin and St. Bart was halted on Saturday with Jose closing in, while hurricane warnings put in place for Barbuda and Anguilla.

Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at CSU specializing in Atlantic hurricane forecasts, tweeted: 'The Atlantic now has 3 hurricanes active at the same time: #Irma, #Jose and #Katia. And Hurricane Katia will likely make landfall on Saturday in Mexico, USA Today reported.

The space agency's own Kennedy Space Center is predicted to be among the many structures in Irma's path, which the US National Hurricane Center said was now moving over the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane.




Despite weakening gradually after landing in Mexico on Friday, Katia was expected to keep lashing east-central Mexico with rains for another 24 hours, potentially also affecting the neighboring state of Puebla. It's then predicted to turn northeast, traveling north of the coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday before turning back into the ocean.

Irma made its first landfall Wednesday morning, pummeling a set of exotic Caribbean islands and sparking a "major humanitarian crisis".

The hurricane is located 120 miles southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to the northern border of the state.

The storm is expected to further weaken as it moves inland, and is expected to dissipate Saturday. Mexico City could potentially be hit as well, if the storm maintains its strength after landfall. Before Irma, the Okeechobee Hurricane (in 1928) and Hurricane David (1979) were the strongest to hit the area with winds of 160 miles per hour. This rainfall will continue the risk of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. Texas should stay dry.

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