Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar 2018 Spaghetti Models

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

Oscar, which became a tropical storm Saturday, is strengthening and expected to become a hurricane later Sunday but land isn't threatened, according to the National Hurricane Center. If Oscar reaches 74 miles per hour, it will designated as a hurricane.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning about 590 miles (955 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, with top sustained winds of about 85 mph (140 kph). If the forecast holds, Oscar would be the 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018.

At this time, there is still only one area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.

The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November.

There is a new low-pressure system, centered about 1,200 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the central Atlantic.

Over the next few days, this storm will slowly begin turning toward the northeast.

Systems have a better chance of surviving and developing in the locations because water temperatures haven't cooled off below the 80 degrees Fahrenheit threshold storms need to form and grow, and wind shear often remains low in November.

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