Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 BWS

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 BWS

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic, but does not pose a threat to land.

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.

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

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 miles per hour (165 km/h) with higher gusts.

The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour. Then, Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north Monday night or Tuesday, and then head northwest away from the United States by Wednesday.

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 NHC

A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

Seven named storms became hurricanes this season.

Forecasters expect Oscar to transition to a tropical storm by early next week.

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