Storm season roaring on
Hurricane Jose is due to pass east of North Carolina tomorrow, Tropical Storm Norma is edging towards Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic. Maria is expected to strengthen into a hurricane. Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic far from land. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula due to Norma, which had maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h. Forecasters said it could approach waters southwest of the peninsula today. Jose, with 130km/h, was generating powerful swells that were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the US southeast. Maria, with 85km/h winds, prompted hurricane watches for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat, some of which were devastated by Hurricane Irma.