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.
"The last season to produce a November named storm was a year ago, 2015".
The storm also hit Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
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