The powerful storm, named Hurricane Maria, is now bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying it's still getting stronger. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami, in its 8 a.m. Monday report, said Jose remains a Category 1 storm and is now at 33.0° north and 71.4° west.
Maria has prompted a hurricane warning for Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat.
The storm will likely affect the USA and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by midweek as a "dangerous major hurricane", the hurricane center said.
In a separate advisory, the NHC wrote "Maximum sustained winds are near 65 miles per hour (100 km/h) with higher gusts".
As it nears the coast, Hurricane Jose, now about 355 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras and headed toward New England, could be a factor in where Maria goes.
Farther north, long-lived Hurricane Jose continued to head northward off the U.S. East Coast, causing risky surf and rip currents. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.
Hurricane advisories continued to extend across Caribbean islands battered by Irma as the storm approaches. It's forecasted to become a remnant low by Monday night.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this for Jose or Lee, but Jose is generating swells that are affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the northern coasts of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and the Southeast coast of the United States. "Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center".
A tropical storm warning is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Lucia.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.