CBS/AP October 29, 2018, 3:13 AM Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

Hurricane Oscar's forecast track as of late on October 28, 2018 put it nowhere near land


MIAMI — Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season Sunday but was far out in the Atlantic and posing no threat to land. As of 10 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered some 660 miles southeast of Bermuda and 645 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west at 16 mph.

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles.

Forecasters at the Miami-based hurricane center say Oscar "is expected to accelerate quickly toward the northeast through the middle of the week. … Strengthening is forecast through Tuesday, followed by

gradual weakening thereafter."

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters.

The Atlantic hurricane season ends on Nov. 30 and usually peaks in mid-September.