Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic.

But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said to be a potential threat to Bermuda, had altered track and was no longer viewed as a danger. Oscar already packs sustained winds around 60 miles per hour.

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

Hurricane Oscar is now the eighth hurricane in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane is forecast to accelerate toward the north-northeast or northeast during the next couple of days. If Oscar reaches 74 miles per hour, it will designated as a hurricane. The storm is located well northeast of Puerto Rico and well southeast of Bermuda in the open ocean.

Oscar quickly grew from a tropical storm Saturday to a hurricane Sunday.

The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November. Oscar is expected to become a powerful extratropical low over the north-central Atlantic by late Wednesday.

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