TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane


NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. Officials at the hurricane center said it was about 815 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moving slowly west, but was expected to turn northwest soon.

The storm is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour (26 kph). A turn toward the west-southwest is anticipated later today, followed by a turn back toward the west on Sunday.

Oscar quickly grew from a tropical storm Saturday to a hurricane Sunday. The hurricane is forecast to accelerate toward the north-northeast or northeast during the next couple of days.

The new NHC track forecast is much faster than the previous one at the end of the forecast period, jumping northward by about 10 degrees of latitude.

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Tropical Storm Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land.

The storm had top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

Tthe Bermuda Weather Service said "moderate to strong winds and large swell at beaches are expected ton Tuesday as Hurricane Oscar passes to the distant east".