September 6, 2017 / 9:08 PM / 19 days ago

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.

Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney

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