Tropical storm warning issued for Big Island

Environment Desk
25 July 2020, Sat
Published: 09:03

Tropical storm warning issued for Big Island

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Big Island and Maui County as Hurricane Douglas continues its approach to the islands.

A warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the area within 36 hours.

The Category 2 hurricane is expected to be near the main Hawaiian islands Saturday night through Sunday night, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Douglas weakened slightly Friday night but is still packing winds at 110 mph. It was about 555 miles east of Hilo and 750 miles east-southeast of Honolulu just before 11 p.m. Douglas is moving west-northwest at 18 mph. 

This motion is expected to continue through Saturday, followed by a slight decrease in forward speed and a turn toward the west.