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Here's how Hurricane Jose could affect NYC

Here’s what New Yorkers can expect over the next couple of days

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UPDATE: Hurricane Jose is now passing southeast of New York City. Looks like we got out without experiencing the worst of it, but a coastal flood advisory is still in effect for low-lying neighborhoods in southern Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, where tides are expected be one to two feet above normal.

While it’s not yet clear if Hurricane Jose will make landfall in the United States, it’s still expected to cause flooding and bring torrential rain to the East Coast. While New York City residents will likely be spared the worst of the storm, New Yorkers should still prepare for two days of rain and heavy wind gusts.

Starting Tuesday morning, steady rain will come down on NYC, and Wednesday could bring nearly an inch of rain, according to the New York Post. The city will also be hit by wind gusts reaching up to 50 m.p.h. over the next couple of days.

This past weekend, New York residents, particularly those living in Long Island, were warned from heading to the beach owing to the risk of rip currents, according to Gothamist.

Hurricane Jose was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, and eastern Long Island and southeastern New England will get the worst of the storm, if it makes landfall, Accuweather reported. Everywhere from North Carolina to Maine will likely experience the effects of the hurricane in the coming week.