Hurricane Oscar forms in the Atlantic


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Hurricane Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. (National Hurricane Center)

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.

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