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Felicia weakening to tropical depression

Tropical Storm Felicia rapidly weakened on Monday as it continued on a path that would take it south of the Hawaiian Islands later this week.

Located about 1,355 miles east of Hilo as of 5 p.m. Monday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, with tropical storm-force winds extending up to 45 miles from the center, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Moving west at 15 mph, Felicia was expected to weaken into a tropical depression by this afternoon and fizzle out into a “remnant low,” or a post-tropical cyclone with winds of less than 34 knots, in a couple of days.

To track hurricanes in the Central Pacific, visit nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac.

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