Madeline weakens to Category 1 hurricane, but headed for Big Island

August 31, 2016 9:56 AM

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This composite satellite image shows hurricanes Madeline and Lester heading to Hawaii. A low pressure system south of Hawaii is not expected to intensify, but could cause tradewinds to increase today.

Hurricane Madeline has weakened to a Category 1 storm, but remained a significant and immediate threat to the Big Island. It was about 235 miles east of Hilo and 440 miles east-southeast of Honolulu by 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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