Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour.

A sub-tropical storm in the Atlantic was tonight upgraded to a storm.

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough seas in the days ahead.

Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic.


The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Systems have a better chance of surviving and developing in the locations because water temperatures haven't cooled off below the 80 degrees Fahrenheit threshold storms need to form and grow, and wind shear often remains low in November.

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. East Coast blocks its progress.

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