Hurricane Jose is making its way up to New England, bringing with it heavy rain and wind gusts, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday the main impacts — coastal flooding, beach erosion, heavy rainfall, and wind gusts — from the hurricane will be felt the most on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.
“Peak wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible on the Cape and Islands with 40 to 50 mph gusts across southeast Massachusetts and southern Rhode Island,” the service said.
Rainfall is also forecast to be heaviest on the Cape and Nantucket. The service cautioned that “severe beach erosion” is expected along the coasts of southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with minor to moderate coastal flooding in some areas.
The rain is expected late Tuesday through Wednesday, while high winds are predicted Wednesday through Thursday. The service said the peak of the storm will occur as Jose passes about 100 miles southeast of Nantucket on Wednesday into early Thursday.
Forecasters said seas are expected to reach to 20 feet in the coastal waters of south and and southeast New England — building up to 25 feet south of Nantucket.
“The combination of high seas and strong winds will result in life-threatening conditions,” the weather service said.
Here’s a look at how much wind and rain are forecast in southern New England: