TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

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Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar "is expected to accelerate quickly toward the northeast through the middle of the week".

Oscar is the eighth hurricane this season, and is projected to take a north-northeasterly track over the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. According to a forecast discussion, Oscar is moving over "sufficiently warm water" that would help make it stronger.

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