Jose becomes hurricane, heading for Caribbean

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Jose, heading for the Caribbean, strengthened to a hurricane on Wednesday and could become a major Category 3 storm by Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Jose was about 1,040 miles (1,675 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), the NHC said in an advisory.

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Eerie photos from Hurricane Irma’s eye
Carrot Bay, Tortola BVI! The eye of the storm has passed but the tail is still to come! Get the Virgin Islands more… https://t.co/FQzdWAWcq2
My daughter & grandson r in the eye right now in Road Town British Virgin Islands 😱#hurricaneirma2017 https://t.co/06hdoia1cw
St. Martin in the wall of the eye is affected by #HurricaneIRMA2017 Source: Rinsy Xieng https://t.co/K4TC03AizV
#IrmaHurricane ,#irma, #Ouragan , #irmabvi earlier, today BVI, Tortola https://t.co/SrEXopXywc
Currently in San Juan. #Irma https://t.co/vTacuL0BI7
Conditions seem to be getting worse in San Juan. Devin sent this and said his power just went out. #Irma https://t.co/DlSFTRiEv0
Pictures m sent to our newsroom from St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma initial impact. https://t.co/jTfHdvE5fy
#BREAKING: Here are the scenes in Island of Saint Martin after hurricane Irma slammed into the island. (Photos by… https://t.co/wqopjUJsgk
#StCroix #Irma webcam https://t.co/ZfaICaAXrz https://t.co/i6RE2vWoP6
Inside the eye of #Irma on WP-3D Orion #NOAA42. This is referred to as the "stadium effect" https://t.co/iofV4p56DE… https://t.co/T04dNBADXg
The beautiful calm before #hurricane Irma. We are in God's hands now https://t.co/5E7OfN0kVy
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(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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