Olivia weakening, continues to move swiftly toward Hawaii

Hurricane Olivia continues to weaken as it moves rapidly west toward Hawaii.

As of 5 a.m. today, the center of Olivia was about 735 miles east of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles an hour, moving to the west at 16 mph.

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Olivia is expected to continue moving westward, but at a slightly slower forward speed through early Monday. A gradual turn toward the west-southwest is

expected starting late Monday. This track could bring the outer circulation of Olivia close to the Hawaiian Islands starting Tuesday night.

Forecasters advise residents and visitors to closely monitor the progress of Olivia, and use this time to enact your hurricane action plan.

A tropical storm or hurricane watches may be posted for the Big Island later today or tonight.

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Although Olivia is barely a hurricane, little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days, and Olivia is expected to remain a hurricane through

Monday night. Some gradual weakening is possible on Tuesday, but Olivia will likely remain a threat to the Hawaiian Islands early this week.

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