Hurricane Jose causes high surfs in eastern US

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Hurricane José may not directly hit the metro area, but it's still set to pack a wallop in the region.

The National Weather Service said waters will become rough as the storm moves past the coast, east of Delmarva.

Suffolk County was already getting slammed with 4- to 8-foot waves on Sunday.

"If you know that you tend to be vulnerable and in a space that floods during storms, take the necessary precautions, " Morrone warned.

Although Hurricane Jose will likely remain 150 miles offshore, the city of Ventnor has issued a coastal flooding alert on its website.

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The powerful winds will swirl through Long Island from 2 a.m.to 2 p.m. Wednesday, as well. Winds are expected to be 18 to 23 miles per hour on Tuesday before picking up to 25-28 miles per hour Tuesday night.

Here, showers are likely from Monday night into Tuesday night, with up to three-quarters of an inch of rain possible.

Almost an inch of rain is expected to douse the city on Wednesday, too.

Jose is now 270 miles East of North Carolina, is moving north at 10 miles per hour, and as of Monday morning was classified as a category 1 hurricane with wind speeds reaching 85 miles per hour. As of Sunday night, Maria was located 400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and appeared poised to strike Caribbean islands still recovering from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma, intensifying as it moves toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where almost a million people have lost electricity.

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