Hurricane Barbara to weaken starting Wednesday

HONOLULU – (KHON2) Hurricane Barbara maintains it’s strength late Tuesday evening, but is forecast to weaken considerably well ahead of the Hawaiian Islands.

There is the possibility of storm remnants that could bring heavy rain to the islands next Monday through Wednesday.

Barbara is a large and powerful hurricane. Barbara continues to move toward the west-northwest.

There is still a small window of opportunity this evening
for additional strengthening of Barbara, while it remains over warm waters

Barbara should begin a slow weakening trend on Wednesday, with the weakening accelerating after 48 hours.

By the time Barbara reaches the Central Pacific, it is likely to be a tropical storm or even a remnant low.

As of 11p Tuesday:

Location: 13.5N 125.6W 3210 KM E OF HILO HAWAII

Max Winds…155 MPH…250 KM/H

Present Movement…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H

Pressure…933 MB…27.55 INCHES

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