Tropical Storm Omar has formed and is not expected to threaten land.
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Omar was located near latitude 36.2 North, longitude 68.7 West. Omar is
moving toward the east-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through this afternoon. A
turn toward the east is forecast by this evening, with a reduction in forward speed occuring through Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through tonight. Weakening should begin by Thursday, with Omar likely to become a remnant low by Thursday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) to the southeast of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).