MIAMI - Tropical Storm Oscar has formed well out into the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Oscar is expected to be a short-lived storm.
On Thursday, forecasters said the storm has winds of 45 mph.
The storm is centered 1,205 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and moving to the north-northeast at 9 mph.
FORECAST PATH: TS Oscar Five Day Forecast Path
COMPUTER MODELS: TS Oscar Plot Models
SPECIAL SECTION: Hurrican Season 2012
Oscar should dissipate in the next day or two when it gets absorbed by a cold front forecasters said.
The storm does not post any threat to land.