As all eyes are on the forecast track of Hurricane Irma, another tropical system strengthened Wednesday in the open Atlantic Ocean far from land and is expected to become a hurricane. Tropical Storm Jose is located around 1,255 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory. Jose is moving west at about 13 mph, according

to the NHC. “Additional strengthening is forecast, and Jose is expected to become a hurricane by tonight,” the NHC said. Jose is the 10th named storm of the year, and comes as powerful Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, moves toward Antigua and perhaps the U.S., after Harvey devastated Texas with record amounts of rain. READ MORE