TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

Hurricane center monitors disturbance in Atlantic

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "Oscar is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 miles per hour [19 km/h]". The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning...

Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in the open Atlantic.

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season Sunday but was far out in the Atlantic and posing no threat to land.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

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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. This storm is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph.

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean usually starts from the month of June and lasts till November 30.

The system is expected to move generally northward during the next couple of days, according to the forecast.

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

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