Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 BWS

This tropical disturbance will likely become the next named storm in the Atlantic

The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Thankfully the track of Oscar keeps it away from land in the coming days.

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Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters.

Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land.

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A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. The potential Oscar is then expected to turn westward "well to the north or northeast of the Lesser Antilles through early next week", the center said. The storm made landfall along the Florida Panhandle (as seen in the top video), causing the most damage in Mexico Beach and Panama City.

But now a new low pressure system, centered about 900 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the central Atlantic, "is gradually becoming better defined", according to the National Hurricane Center.

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

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