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Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

29 October 2018, 03:11 | Ross Houston

This tropical disturbance will likely become the next named storm in the Atlantic

National Hurricane Center Subtropical Storm Oscar 2018 Projected Path

Oscar became a hurricane Sunday night but land isn't threatened, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters say this hurricane season's 15th named storm is strengthening over the Atlantic Ocean, but it's no threat to land.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

"A continued westward motion is anticipated today, followed by a turn toward the northwest late tonight or early Monday".

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Oscar became a tropical storm Saturday and was designated the eighth hurricane this season in the 5 p.m. advisory.

Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.

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 storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S.

"This low is expected to move generally northward over the next couple of days into an area where environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for further development, and a tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form by early this weekend".

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