ORLANDO, Fla. -- Subtropical Storm Oscar has become a tropical storm tonight in the central Atlantic.
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Oscar is located approximately 930 miles east-southeast of Bermuda in the open waters of the Atlantic.
The storm has strengthened, with winds now of 65 mph and is moving rapidly to the west-southwest at 20 mph. The minimum central pressure is 994 mb.
Oscar will likely continue to strengthen and could become a hurricane late Sunday.
A front early next week will pick Oscar up and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.
Oscar is the 15th named storm in the Atlantic this season. It was designated a subtropical system late Friday night.
There are no other concerns in the tropics at this time. Hurricane season runs through November 30.