Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of the season The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday
Theresa Hayes | 29 October, 2018, 13:28

Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is moving west at 12 miles per hour. A westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight, followed by a reduction in speed on Sunday. The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th.

Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters.

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm. Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north and then the northeast by early next week.

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1, and it will end on November 30, the NHC said. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. Oscar already packs sustained winds around 60 miles per hour.

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

During the afternoon on Thursday, shower activity associated with the low pressure system became more concentrated.