Oscar is the eighth hurricane of 2018 in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday night that the storm was centered about 930 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west-southwest at 20 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Monday.
The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It was moving west at 12 miles per hour.
But Tropical Storm Oscar, earlier said to be a potential threat to Bermuda, had altered track and was no longer viewed as a danger.
Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28.
No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Oscar is expected to become a powerful extratropical low over the north-central Atlantic by late Wednesday. According to a forecast discussion, Oscar is moving over "sufficiently warm water" that would help make it stronger.
If Oscar becomes a hurricane it will be the eighth so far this season, which will come to a close on November 30.