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Jose now a major hurricane

Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 07, 2017

Hurricane Jose officially became a major hurricane Thursday evening as the National Hurricane Center said the hurricane had top winds at 120 MPH. 

Jose is one of two major hurricanes in the Atlantic basin. Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 hurricane, and was approaching Grand Turk island early Thursday evening. 

Earlier this week, parts of the Lesser Antilles, including the island of Barbuda, took a direct hit from Irma. Jose's projected path is expected to come close to striking Barbuda this weekend. Hurricane watches were issued on Thursday for the area. 

The good news with Jose is after passing the Less Antilles, the storm is expected to go northwest into the open Atlantic Ocean. 

Not to be forgotten, Hurricane Katia is drifting toward Mexico's gulf coast. Katia is a Category 1, and is expected to make landfall late Friday.