Tropical Storm Jose brings high winds, power outages

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Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm late Tuesday night as its top winds decreased to about 70 miles per hour (110 kph).

Tropical Storm Jose is losing strength, but marching on.

High winds from Tropical Storm Jose on Wednesday night had police, firefighters and Eversource crews responding to several reports of downed trees and branches.

Jose's center is now located about 145 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and is moving northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

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Jose is forecast to continue its easterly trek on Thursday, then dip down and circle in a small loop Friday and Saturday as it continues to weaken. Nantucket will see the strongest effects in the area, with rain and the possibility of wind gusts around 50 miles per hour.

Wind Advisories and Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for parts of Southern New England. This will contribute to life-threatening rip currents in some locations.

Hurricane Jose, which has been swirling in the Atlantic Ocean for 14 days, will continue to produce large swells that will trigger "dangerous surf and rip currents" along the East coast for several more days, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday evening.

"The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning", the NWS warning said.

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