Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm had top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph). Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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

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

A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.

During the afternoon on Thursday, shower activity associated with the low pressure system became more concentrated. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. "Some strengthening is expected during the next couple of days and Oscar is forecast to become a hurricane later today or tonight".

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

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