HOLT, Fla., Oct. 28, 2018–The 15th hurricane of the 2018 season formed in the Atlantic Ocean today.
The National Hurricane Center declared Oscar a hurricane in its 5 p.m. advisory.
Packing 75 mph winds, Oscar is forecast to gain strength as it moves into a low-wind-shear environment.
Wind speeds are expected to reach 100 mph within the next 48 hours, making it a category 2 hurricane.
Oscar is expected to move west overnight, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest and northwest Monday with a slow-motion turn toward the north by early Tuesday.
Later Tuesday and continuing into Friday, Oscar is forecast to turn northeast where it will gradually wind down into a post tropical system.
As a reminder, the hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30.