UPDATE: Darby continues moving slowly away from the Big Island

At 11:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Darby was located about 55 miles W of Kailua Kona. Darby is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Darby is forecast to make a slight turn toward the northwest later tonight and continue moving west-northwest over the next 48 hours, with little change in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in intensity is forecast through Sunday night with slight weakening expected by Monday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center. Sustained winds of 33 mph with gusts to 56 mph were reported at the Oahu Forest NWR RAWS site in the Koolau mountain range earlier this evening.

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For a list of available shelters- CLICK HERE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:
* Hawaii County
* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
Kahoolawe
* Oahu
* Kauai County

A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm force winds are occurring over portions of the Big Island, and are expected to occur over portions of Maui County later tonight and Sunday, over Oahu Sunday and Sunday night, and over Kauai County Sunday night and Monday.

SURF: Swells generated by Darby are expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands over the next day or so, with swells diminishing thereafter.

RAINFALL: Storm total rainfall of 8 to 12 inches, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and landslides.

For more storm information visit our TS Darby Situation Report by CLICKING HERE.

STAY INFORMED: MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public if we are placed into a watch or warning. Download the free MAUIWatch APP for critical notifications at app.mauiwatch.com

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