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Tropical Storm Hilda and Tropical Depression Ignacio continue to weaken in East Pacific

  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
                                The 5-day forecast track for Tropical Storm Hilda as of 5 a.m. today.

    NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    The 5-day forecast track for Tropical Storm Hilda as of 5 a.m. today.

  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
                                A graphical map showed the location of Tropical Storm Hilda in relation to Hawaii as of 5 a.m. today.

    NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    A graphical map showed the location of Tropical Storm Hilda in relation to Hawaii as of 5 a.m. today.

Now a tropical storm and tropical depression, respectively, Hilda and Ignacio continued to weaken overnight in the East Pacific.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph while moving northwest at 8 mph, Hilda was located ab0ut 2,000 miles east of Hilo at 5 a.m. today, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Weather officials expect Hilda to remain on its current course for the next day or so, gradually turning to the west-northwest by Thursday. Hilda is also forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Thursday and a remnant low by Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from Hilda’s center.

Farther east of the islands, Ignacio was located 2,483 east of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving north-northwest at 6 mph at 5 a.m., according to the NHC.

Weather officials expect Ignacio to proceed in a slow northward direction today, followed by a slow northeastward or eastward direction tonight before dissipating on Wednesday. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next day or so and Ignacio is expected to become a remnant low tonight.

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