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Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

29 October 2018
Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Additional strengthening is expected, and Oscar could become a hurricane after transitioning to a tropical storm later this weekend or early next week. The storm is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h).

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S. Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north and then the northeast by early next week.

Oscar became a tropical storm Saturday and was designated the eighth hurricane this season in the 5 p.m. advisory. Oscar already packs sustained winds around 60 miles per hour. Storms become hurricanes at 74 miles per hour.

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 Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11.

Officials said that six more people have died in Florida in Hurricane Michael more than two weeks ago, bringing the death toll to 45, The Associated Press reported.

"The last season to produce a November named storm was a year ago, 2015".

The storm also hit Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.