Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Hurricane Oscar has gained strength in the Atlantic Ocean and should get even stronger, forecasters said Monday.

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

Oscar is the 15th named storm this season, the 7th storm to be subtropical. This storm is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph.

The storm is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour (26 kph). The minimum central pressure has dropped to 989 mb.

The system "is gradually becoming better defined and the associated shower and thunderstorm activity is showing signs of organization", the Miami-based Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. advisory. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Monday.

By the middle of the week, the storm is expected to accelerate quickly toward the northeast and will weaken to a tropical storm by Thursday night. Additional strengthening is possible as well due to the warm waters and low wind shear directly above the storm.

There are no other concerns in the tropics at this time.

The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November.

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