Hurricane Oscar Path: Where Is Storm Going And Does It Pose A Threat To Land?

Hurricane Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean this week, now a Category 1 storm with winds of up to 90 mph. Oscar was located about 550 miles southeast of Bermuda on Monday, moving north at about seven mph.

Oscar, which officially became a hurricane on Sunday, was expected to continue north in the coming days and was not forecast to make landfall. The storm was, however, expected to produce high surf along Bermuda beaches through Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center warned.

"The hurricane is forecast to accelerate toward the north-northeast or northeast during the next couple of days," the National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect as a result of the hurricane, but the NHC warned strong swells caused by Oscar in Bermuda could cause life threatening surf as well as rip currents.

"By midweek, Oscar will be racing across the north-central Atlantic," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Doll.

The storm may strengthen in the coming days, according to an AccuWeather forecast.

"Some additional strengthening is possible tonight and Tuesday, followed by gradual weakening thereafter," the National Hurricane Center said.

Oscar marked the eighth hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean during the 2018 season, which officially ends at the end of November, the Weather Channel reported. Earlier in October, Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida panhandle when it made landfall as a Category 4 storm, bringing winds of up to 155 mph. At least 45 people were killed by the storm, the Associated Press reported.

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Hurricane Oscar's path will take it through the Atlantic Ocean in the coming days. National Hurricane Center
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