Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of the season

Storm is moving across Atlantic

Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of the season
The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday. (Source: NHC)

(RNN) – The 15th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is became a hurricane on Sunday.

Subtropical Storm Oscar formed in the middle of the Atlantic on Friday around 11 p.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm strengthened to become Tropical Storm Oscar late Saturday night and then reach hurricane status Sunday afternoon.

As of around 5 p.m. Sunday, Oscar was about 725 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 16 mph with maximum-sustained winds of 75 mph.

There are no watches or warnings associated with this storm, and there probably won’t be, either.

Oscar is expected to continue westward overnight, followed by a turn west-northwest on Monday, then move toward the north and northeast Monday night or Tuesday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings currently in effect.

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

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