Ulika remains a tropical storm about 1,000 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. High wind shear will continue to weaken Ulika as it continues northwestward for the next 12 hours or so then makes a westward turn by Friday. Ulika is expected to lose tropical characteristics on Friday and dissipate completely by Sunday, well to the east of Hawaii. Ulika should stay far enough away from Hawaii not to have a significant impact on the islands.
Elsewhere across the East Pacific, there are no threats to development in the next 48 hours.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve C. Travis