Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar formed Friday evening in the open waters of the Central Atlantic Ocean.

TS Oscar was said to be about 927 miles east south east of Bermuda at midnight.

The storm had top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph).

Thankfully the track of Oscar keeps it away from land in the coming days.

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west. The storm is moving west at 12 miles per hour.

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

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NHC forecasters say that a westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight, followed by a reduction in speed on Sunday.

Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land. The storm is continuing to transition from a hybrid storm to a full-fledged tropical system on Saturday night.

Thirty-five people have died in Florida and 10 died in other states.

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S.

The storm also hit Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.

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