Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 815 miles (1,310 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph).

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.

The latest tropical storm is brewing in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is expected to turn towards the northwest on Monday and may rush across the north-central Atlantic by the middle of the week.

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

This new NHC forecast is close to the TVCN multi-model consensus and HCCA model on day 5, but it's still not as fast as the 00Z GFS and ECMWF guidance. It was moving southwest at 12 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said to be a potential threat to Bermuda, had altered track and was no longer viewed as a danger.

The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night.

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