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Hawaii Hit With Wildfires, Now Tropical Storms on the Way

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As the state of Hawaii as a whole is grappling with the wildfire tragedy that has struck Maui, a tropical storm and a hurricane are brewing close to the islands. Seeing as the winds from Hurricane Dora helped to spread the flames of the wildfires, forecasters are keeping a close eye on the development.

Tropical Storm Greg

In the Central Pacific on Tuesday, tropical storm Greg was about 1,000 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and traveling west at 14 mph. In the next few days, Greg is expected to move south of the islands and slowly move west to northwest by the end of the week.

Forecasters are monitoring an area of high pressure that is located over the northeast Pacific Ocean. This high pressure combined with tropical storm Greg's circulation can push moderate trade winds across the islands mid to late week.

The good news is that Greg is not as intense of a storm as Dora was, and it continues to lower in intensity, so the winds will likely not affect the area too much.



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