Douglas Grows to Cat 3 Hurricane; Expected to Weaken

July 23, 2020, 8:28 AM HST (Updated July 23, 2020, 8:28 AM)
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Courtesy of National Hurricane Center

Douglas is churning toward the Hawaiian Islands as a Category 3 hurricane.

While the hurricane is expected to get stronger today, the National Hurricane Center, reports it will gradually weaken starting Friday and continue through the weekend.

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Douglas is about 1,335 miles east-southeast of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. As of 5 a.m. this morning, the hurricane was moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual decrease in forward speed and a slight turn toward the west.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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