Tracking the Tropics: Oscar forms, could become a hurricane

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Oscar has transitioned from a subtropical storm into a tropical storm and now may become a hurricane soon. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour.

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Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar should continue westward during the night before beginning a turn toward the west-northwest.

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

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Oscar is the eighth hurricane of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30.

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar is located 1120 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving to the west-northwest at 12 mph (19 km/h). "Near or just beyond 96 hours, the shear is forecast to increase substantially and Oscar should begin to make the transition to an extratropical cyclone".

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