Jose to cause rain, massive waves along Long Island, N.J. coasts

Get your umbrellas and raincoats ready for Monday night.

Hurricane Jose isn’t expected to make landfall under its current path but will likely get close enough to the New Jersey and Long Island coasts to cause large and destructive waves — and some moderate rain beginning late Monday with strong winds in New York City.

“We’ve had some reports of strong and even dangerous rip currents and there is some potential for coastal flooding,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina said.

Jose is a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 90 mph as of Sunday morning. It is moving northward at 9 mph off the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard.

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Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday, is shown over Florida, along with Hurricane Jose (R) making a looping path in the western Atlantic Ocean in this NASA GOES satellite image taken at 1600 EDT (2000 GMT) on September 11, 2017. Courtesy NASA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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NARRAGANSETT, RI - SEPTEMBER 18: Sonny Sopollec of Holland, MA body surfs on waves caused by Hurricane Jose at Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, RI on Sep. 18, 2017. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NARRAGANSETT, RI - SEPTEMBER 18: A surfer rides a wave caused by Hurricane Jose at Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, RI on Sep. 18, 2017. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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NARRAGANSETT, RI - SEPTEMBER 18: Waves caused by Hurricane Jose crash into the jetty wall as a photographer tries to take a picture at Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett, RI on Sep. 18, 2017. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Rain is expected to start falling beginning Monday night, according to the latest projections.

"It will be constant periods of light rain and some more moderate rain," Pollina said.

The rain, predicted to be about 1/2 inch in total, will begin to taper off Tuesday night, he added.

Some areas in the city will also get hit with winds of up to 30 mph, based on the current projections.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Maria was expected to be upgraded to hurricane status as it makes its way through the Caribbean islands already battered by Hurricane Irma.

The storm, with 65 mph winds, was moving at 9 mph across the Leeward Islands toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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