Tropical Storm Flossie Sets Sights on Hawaii

By , Senior Meteorologist
July 27, 2013; 8:25 AM ET
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Tropical Storm Flossie will remain on a path to Hawaii through next week.

Flossie is more than a thousand miles away from land, but that distance will shrink through early next week as the tropical storm remains on a west-northwest track toward Hawaii.

Over the warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, Flossie took shape early Thursday morning.

The arrival of Flossie in Hawaii is anticipated around Monday night or Tuesday.

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The good news is that Flossie will no longer be a tropical storm at that time. After becoming a stronger tropical storm through Friday, Flossie is expected weaken to a tropical rainstorm by Tuesday.

Another bit of good news is that many locations are running below average in terms of rainfall over the last year so rainfall from this system will be beneficial, as long as it is not too heavy.

That does not mean that Flossie will pass unnoticed across Hawaii. Enhanced shower activity will spread from east to west across the islands Monday night through Wednesday, threatening to put a damper on outdoor activities. meteorologists will be monitoring the possibility for localized downpours and mudslides, while residents and visitors may even see rare flashes of lightning.

Flossie should also kick up the surf along the shores of Hawaii, creating hazards for beachgoers.


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