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Tropical Storm Madeline tracking towards Hawaii, increasing strength


At 11 p.m. HST Friday (Aug 26), the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located 1,150 miles east-southeast of Hilo. Madeline is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued strengthening is forecast, and Madeline could become a hurricane Sunday night or Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

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