Jose may have been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the National Weather Service is still cautioning residents on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket to be prepared for possible damage.
“The main impacts of Jose will be felt on Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Nantucket, and will be similar to those of a strong nor’easter with coastal flooding, beach erosion, locally heavy rainfall, and strong wind gusts,” the service said Wednesday morning.
Meteorologists say strong wind gusts will arrive Wednesday afternoon and last into Thursday, which could cause some tree damage in Boston and Providence, according to the service. Severe beach erosion is expected on the coastlines of southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A flash flood watch is in effect for Nantucket and the outer Cape.
“Jose’s effects will linger for the next couple of days, as the tropical storm meanders over the ocean well south of New England and gradually weakens,” forecasters said.
Here are seven maps that show the timing and potential impact of the tropical storm in the region: