Flossie Downgraded

HONOLULU (July 30, 2013)--Weather forecasters downgraded the tropical storm moving through Hawaii to a tropical depression, because of the weaker winds and rainfall as the system made its way across the Big Island and Maui.

The National Weather Service canceled all storm and flood warnings for Tropical Storm Flossie in Hawaii on Monday evening.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until Tuesday night.

Weather officials say Flossie may still cause power outages and road closures, with wind gusts as high as 40 miles per hour through mountain passes.

The downgrade came before Flossie hit Oahu, the most populous island in the chain.

Forecasters expect as much as 6 inches of rain will fall on parts of the Big Island and up to 2 inches of rain elsewhere.

Heavy rain could cause life-threatening mudslides and flash floods, they said.

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