Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)- At 5:00 AM,  the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 26.1 North, longitude 66.0 West. 

Jose is about 505 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas, about 435 miles south  of Bermuda.

Jose is moving toward the southeast near 8 mph, but it is expected to make a slow clockwise loop during the next 36 to 48 hours, moving west-northwestward by late Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours  .Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles  from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).

Graphic Credit: NHC Miami