Hurricane Flossie Update at 8:00 PM Tuesday - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hurricane Flossie Update at 8:00 PM Tuesday

(KHNL) - Hurricane Flossie is now a Category 2 hurricane. It's just over 150 miles south of Hilo, and traveling at 8 miles-per-hour and is weakening.

Over on Hawaii island, the skies are overcast and producing light showers. More showers are expected overnight.

Hurricane Flossie has brought 25-foot waves to the Big Island.

The hurricane began moving south of the Big Island Tuesday afternoon. It's expected to make its closest pass, within 85 miles, Tuesday tonight with winds exceeding 40 miles per hour. Forecasters are also predicting ten inches of rain for the Big Island.

As of 5 PM, Flossie was about 93 miles south of South Point on the Big Island, moving west-northwest at about eight miles per hour.

Hurricane-force winds of at least 74 miles per hour extend outward up to 40 miles from the center of the storm. Tropical storm force winds of at least 39 miles per hour extend outward up to 105 miles.

The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour.

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