Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Audrey Hill
October 30, 2018

Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane later today.

Additional strengthening is forecast through Tuesday, with a gradual weakening forecast after.

Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None".

Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atlantic this season, and is located approximately 725 miles southeast of Bermuda in the open waters of the Atlantic. Oscar could then become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday.

The system that became Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8, 2015, noted the WeatherBug blog.

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There is a new low-pressure system, centered about 1,200 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the central Atlantic. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

"These storms can be troublesome for eastern Cuba, the Bahama, and Bermuda".

A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.

The chance of formation into a tropical storm through 48 hours remains high - 90 percent - according to the NHC.

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