At 5:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Darby was about 390 miles east of Hilo. Darby is moving toward the west near 12 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday, then become northwesterly Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.
A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for: A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:
* Hawaii County
* Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and
expected within the warning area within 36 hours.
possible within the watch area within 48 hours.
A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for:
A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are
A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are expected over the Big Island
and are possible over portions of Maui county on Saturday.
SURF: Swells generated by Darby are expected to impact the
Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days, possibly becoming
damaging along some coastlines today and Saturday.
RAINFALL: Heavy rains associated with Darby are expected to reach
the Big Island and portions of Maui county late Friday, potentially
impacting the remainder of the state Saturday. These rains could
cause life-threatening flash floods as well as rock and mud slides.
STAY INFORMED: MAUIWatch will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public if we are placed into a watch or warning. Download the free MAUIWatch APP for critical notifications at app.mauiwatch.com