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Tropical Storm Karina stalls as Lowell pulls it away from Hawaii

  • COURTESY NOAA/NASAThis photo of Tropical Storms Karina and Lowell, packing winds of 60 and 65 mph, respectively, was taken Wednesday.
    COURTESY NOAA/NASA
    This photo of Tropical Storms Karina and Lowell, packing winds of 60 and 65 mph, respectively, was taken Wednesday.
  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTERThis graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Lowell over the next five days. The storm is moving to the northwest and should weaken to a tropical depression over the weekend.
    NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
    This graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Lowell over the next five days. The storm is moving to the northwest and should weaken to a tropical depression over the weekend.

Tropical Storm Karina has stalled and should begin a gradual turn away from Hawaii as it is pulled to the northeast by the much larger Tropical Storm Lowell over the next few days, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Karina was stationary about 1,255 miles east of Hilo. The storm had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph and was expected to move slowly to the east or east-southeast Thursday.

Lowell was about 785 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California, moving northwest at 3 mph at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

Neither storm is threatening land.

Both storms could strengthen over the next couple of days, but as they continue to move north into cooler waters, they are expected to weaken and should no longer be named storms by Monday.

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