Tropical Storm Darby Is Approaching Hawaii, Tropical Storm Watch Issued

At 11:00 a.m. the center of Tropical Cyclone Darby is moving toward the west near 14 mph. While this general motion is expect to continue over the next 48 hours, some decrease in forward speed is expected late Friday into Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 106 miles from the center. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a TROPICAL STORM WATCH for MAUI COUNTY. A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are possible over portions of Maui County Saturday.

SURF: Swells generated by Darby are expected to reach the Hawaii Islands over the next couple of days, possibly becoming damaging along some coastlines Friday and Saturday.

RAINFALL: Heavy rains associated with Darby are expected to reach portions of Maui County late Friday.

July 22 UPDATE available by CLICKING HERE.

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

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