Erick weakens to a tropical depression as it moves away from Hawaii

Erick weakens to a tropical depression as it moves away from Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Erick dropped to tropical depression status Saturday as it continued to move away from the islands.

The storm, which triggered heavy rains in parts of the state as it passed of the south on Friday morning, continues to take a beating from wind shear, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, Erick was located about 530 miles west southwest of Honolulu and had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph with higher gusts.

It was moving west near 14 mph.

Erick is expected to continue weakening, all but falling apart very soon.

This story will be updated.

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