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Post-Tropical Cyclone Olaf Expect to Dissipate by Thursday

October 27, 2015, 8:16 AM HST
* Updated October 27, 8:17 AM
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Tropical Storm Olaf weakened into a post-tropical cyclone early Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 5 a.m. Post-Tropical Cyclone Olaf was located about 1,355 miles east-northeast of Hilo, holding maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour as it traveled east-northeast at about 10 mph.

Forecasters expect Post-Tropical Cyclone Olaf to continue on its general path with a decrease in forward speed throughout Tuesday, before turning southwest and west-southwest on Wednesday.

In addition, Post-Tropical Cyclone Olaf is forecast to dissipate by Thursday.

Gale-force winds were extending outward from the center of the storm, up to 115 miles, as of 5 a.m.

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NHC does not plan to release additional advisories on the storm.

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