Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

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In a forecast advisory, they said Oscar could become a hurricane as its track begins to curve toward the North Atlantic. Hurricane Oscar continues to churn and strengthen slightly in the central Atlantic Ocean, but it is not expected to be a threat to land.

The storm is expected to morph into a hurricane later on October 28, the National Hurricane Center said.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Oscar could then become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday.

The agency added: "Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) with higher gusts". Hurricane season runs through November 30. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles. The tropical depression that would eventually become Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8th.

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As of Thursday morning, what is designated as Disturbance 1 was about 900 miles east-northeast of the Caribbean's northern Leeward Islands and still more than 2,000 miles from South Florida.

Subtropical storms have less defined and cooler centres than tropical storms.

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