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Centuries of tropical storms, changes in land use, and deforestation have significantly altered the coastlines Columbus once navigated.
The National Hurricane Center, while continuing to forecast that Jose will stay offshore, warned those along the East Coast to keep an eye on the storm, which may grow large enough to prompt tropical storm watches for some coastal areas soon.
The storm, which was recently downgraded from a category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm, is the largest to hit the United States in more than a decade.
So far, the Atlantic storm season has brewed several tropical storms, with a higher-than-average number of them reaching damaging hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center.
If the depression becomes the next Atlantic tropical storm, its name would be Nate.
However, tropical storm watches remain for the shoreline portions of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.
Hurricane Jose Jose has been a persistent storm, having now existed as a tropical storm or stronger for 13.25 days.
Gusty winds are expected Monday and Monday night, and forecasters said the winds will be stronger than usual for a dying tropical storm, because of the interaction between Irma and a high pressure system over New England.
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Definition of tropical storm for English Language Learners
: a powerful storm that begins in the tropics and that has winds which are not as strong as those of a hurricane
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