Erick and Flossie Weaken: 5AM 7/31 Update

Both Hurricane Erick and Hurricane Flossie weakened slightly overnight.

Hurricane Erick: Erick began weakening overnight, down to 120 mile per hour sustained winds at its core. As of 5AM 7/31, Erick is 615 miles ESE of Hilo, moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. This is forecast to be the start of a steep decline for Erick. Erick should be down to tropical storm status (less than 75 mph winds) by Thursday as it passes to the south of the Big Island. Even with this weakening, the Big Island is expected to see an increase in rain showers and strong surf starting tomorrow 8/1.

Hurricane Flossie: Flossie also slightly weakened overnight, but maintained minimal hurricane strength with 75 mile per hour sustained winds at its core. Current forecast models show Flossie weakening further to a tropical storm later today, but regaining hurricane status as it approaches the Big Island. Current models have Flossie directly approaching the Big Island, which increases the chance for damaging winds and heavy, flooding rains starting Monday 8/5. Rains may also affect Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai.

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