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Hurricane Julio not expected to threaten Hawaii

First Published      Last Updated Aug 10 2014 03:34 pm

This photo provided by Andrew Fujimura shows the damage from Tropical Storm Iselle on a home in Puna, Hawaii, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Tropical Storm Iselle, knocked down trees, battered roofs and left the isolated area without electricity. (AP Photo/Courtesy Andrew Fujimura)

Honolulu • The National Weather Service says Hurricane Julio continues to move away from Hawaii and will not pose a threat on the heels of a damaging tropical storm.

Meteorologist John Bravender says Julio is about 400 miles northeast of Honolulu. It has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest level. It is packing winds of about 90 miles per hour.

The forecast Sunday calls for the return of blue skies and sunshine for parts of the state.

Bravender says Julio is affecting trade winds that usually keep the islands cool, so hot, muggy weather is expected through the first half of the week.

Tropical Storm Iselle knocked out power and toppled trees on Hawaii's Big Island when it made landfall early Friday but largely spared the other islands. It was the first time in 22 years a tropical storm hit Hawaii.



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