Hurricane Oscar passes tnorth of British Isles
Hurricane Oscar peaked as a Category 2 hurricane with 105-mph winds on Tuesday morning over the central Atlantic, and is weakening. Oscar continued to be a small but well-formed hurricane, with a solid ring of heavy thunderstorms forming an eyewall. Oscar is caught in the steering flow of a trough of low pressure passing to the north. On Halloween night, Oscar will become embedded in a cold front over the cold waters of the North Atlantic’s tropical cyclone graveyard, which will transform it into a hurricane-strength extratropical storm. Ex-Oscar is expected to speed northeastward, passing between Iceland and the UK this weekend.