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Tropical Storm Madeline in the Central Pacific, expected to become a hurricane Monday

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At 11 p.m. HST Saturday (Aug 27), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located about 985 miles east-southeast of Hilo. Madeline is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a gradual turn to the west should begin on Monday. At 6:15 p.m. the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Storm Madeline moving into the Central Pacific.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Madeline is expected to become a hurricane on Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.

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For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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