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Oho weakens as it heads toward Alaska

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  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Oho still packed winds of 70 mph this morning as it continued to move north-northeast away from islands. (Courtesy Central Pacific Hurricane Center)

Oho, now a post-tropical cyclone, missed Hawaii and continues to speed away from the state today. 

At 5 a.m. today, Oho was moving quickly away from Hawaii to the north-northeast at about 43 mph. The storm was about 1,380 miles northeast of Hilo and 1,410 miles northeast of Honolulu.

Maximum sustained winds weakened from a high of about 110 mph early Wednesday to 70 mph this morning. 

Oho is expected to continue to weaken because of wind shear and cooler temperatures, but could strengthen as it nears the mainland. 

It is expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds and high seas to parts of British Columbia and Alaska Friday.

Meanwhile, in the East Pacific, forecasters are watching another low pressure system about 1,500 miles southwest of Baja, California. 

That system has a 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days and a 50 percent chance of formation in the next 48 hours. It could cross into the Central Pacific by the end of the weekend. 

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