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Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Jimena, Tropical Depression Hilda to weaken in East Pacific

  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
                                A graphical map shows the location of Tropical Storm Jimena, left, and Tropical Depression Hilda in relation to Hawaii as of 5 a.m. today.

    NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    A graphical map shows the location of Tropical Storm Jimena, left, and Tropical Depression Hilda in relation to Hawaii as of 5 a.m. today.

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

    NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

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

Although the former Hurricane Hilda has weakened to a tropical depression, the former Tropical Depression Nine-E has strengthened to a tropical storm.

As of 5 a.m. Hawaii time, Tropical Storm Jimena was located 1,195 miles east-southeast of Hilo and packing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph while moving northwest at 7 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

Forecasters expect Jimena to continue on its current track for the next couple of days, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest early Sunday. However, the tropical storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Friday evening and then to a post-tropical remnant low early Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from Jimena’s center.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Hilda — located 1,610 miles east of Hilo at 5 a.m. — clocked in with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph while moving northwest at 13 mph, according to the NHC.

Weather officials expect Hilda to weaken further today and degenerate into a remnant low by late tonight or early Friday.

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