Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Subtropical Storm Oscar 2018 Spaghetti Models

This tropical disturbance will likely become the next named storm in the Atlantic

"Storms that form in November, whether they develop in the Caribbean or over the western Atlantic, usually track to the northeast toward the open waters of the western and central Atlantic", the blog noted.

But Oscar is no threat to the US and was deep in the Atlantic as of Sunday morning.

Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour.

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), with higher gusts.

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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.

Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30.

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

Oscar quickly grew from a tropical storm Saturday to a hurricane Sunday. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

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