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Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

A sub-tropical storm in the Atlantic was tonight upgraded to a storm.

"It is expected to move into an area where environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for further development, and a tropical or subtropical storm is expected to form by early this weekend", the National Hurricane Center said. Oscar already packs sustained winds around 60 miles per hour. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting the U.S. East Coast blocks its progress. Regardless of strength, Hurricane Oscar is not expected to be a threat to land.

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Oscar was located near latitude 27.3 north, longitude 48.4 west.




Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar should continue westward during the night before beginning a turn toward the west-northwest. Hurricane season runs through November 30.

The storm does not pose threat to Florida, U.S. In a forecast advisory, they said Oscar could become a hurricane as its track begins to curve toward the North Atlantic.

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