REFILE-Hurricane Jose's center seen remaining offshore -NHC

(Corrects spelling of North Carolina in first paragraph)

Sept 16 (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

"However, an increase in the size of the storm or a westward adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions closer to the Outer Banks" off North Carolina, the forecaster said.

(Writing by Lisa Von Ahn, Editing by Franklin Paul)