Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic

Storm now in middle of ocean

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic
The 15th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

(RNN) – The 15th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed.

Subtropical Storm Oscar is swirling in the middle of the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center announced Friday night around 11 ET.

As of 5 a.m. Saturday, Oscar was about 1,120 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, moving west-northwest at 12 mph, and packing maximum-sustained winds of 50 mph.

The storm is expected to turn toward the west-southwest and start picking up speed Saturday, and then slow down Sunday. It’s forecast to move toward the west to southwest through Sunday, when it could become a tropical storm.

It could become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings currently in effect.

Seven named storms have become hurricanes this season, which lasts until the end of November.

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