Oscar forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

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Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. This storm is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning...

If Oscar becomes a hurricane it will be the eighth so far this season, which will come to a close on November 30.

Oscar quickly grew from a tropical storm Saturday to a hurricane Sunday.

Forecasters expect Oscar to transition to a tropical storm by early next week.

The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches). "On a rare occasion, storms that form near the Central America coast can track north into the Gulf of Mexico and turn to the northeast toward Florida", it stated. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.

However the storm is not a threat to the island, according to the Bermuda Weather Service.