New system in the Atlantic

Oscar

Subtropical Storm Oscar is the 15th  named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. (National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 27, 2018–The low-pressure system in the central Atlantic Ocean became the newest storm of the 2018 hurricane season yesterday evening.

Subtropical Storm Oscar is the 15th named storm this year.

Moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, Oscar is expected to make a turn toward the west and west-southwest today through Sunday night before turning north-northwest Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph.

Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm Sunday.

Gradually decreasing wind shear and warmer waters ahead of the storm’s projected path should allow for a steady increase in intensity during the next few days and¬†Oscar could become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

 

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