Live Coverage: Hurricane Julio Approaches Hawaii While Tropical Storm Iselle Moves Away

Iselle hit the Big Island on Friday morning. Hurricane Julio is forecasted to reach the region of the islands over the weekend but may not make landfall.

A boy holds an umbrella to a wave in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. AP Photo/Chris Stewart

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After Iselle weakened and moved south of Hawaii Friday, attention turned to Hurricane Julio.

Hurricane Julio, as seen via a NASA satellite on Friday.

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Hurricane Julio was north of Hawaii late Saturday and was expected to move passed the islands Sunday and Monday.


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Julio’s winds Saturday were maxing out at about 90 mph. It was slowly moving northwest.

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The National Weather Service canceled the tropical storm warning Friday evening for the Big Island.

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This video shows the position and intensity of Iselle, left, and Julio, right, on Friday afternoon.

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High winds knocked out power for more than 21,000 people Friday. Hawaiian Electric had crews working to fix the scattered outages throughout the day and posted updates of restored power on Twitter.

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1047a Windward Update: All customers restored. Please report any #OahuOutage or downed poles/lines to our 24-7 Trouble Line:...

— Hawaiian Electric (@HwnElectric)
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1107a Wahiawa Update: Our crews were ale to remove a tree branch from the power line and restore all customers. #OahuOutage

— Hawaiian Electric (@HwnElectric)
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1027a: ~2400 customers out of power in Makaha. First responder en route. Mahalo for your patience. #OahuOutage

— Hawaiian Electric (@HwnElectric)
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Tropical storm advisories remained in effect Friday in Hawaii.

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This map shows the wind patterns from Iselle and Julio Friday.

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Hurricane Julio was creating gusts of up to 105 mph Friday. The National Weather Service expected the storm to pass by the north of the side of Hawaii.

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As of Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Iselle had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving west at 15 mph.

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Radar estimates nearly a foot of rain has fallen across parts of the Big Island since #Iselle made landfall:

— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus)
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The Associated Press reports that tropical storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii on Friday morning.

This image taken at 2 a.m. EDT Friday Aug. 8, 2014 shows tropical storm Iselle approaching the Island of Hawaii, left as Hurricane Julio with a well defined eye follows. AP Photo/NOAA

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Per @NWSHonolulu, rainfall rates over 4 inches per hour in Kau district between Volcano and Wood Valley. #Iselle

— Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane)
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As of 2:00 a.m. HST (8:00 a.m. ET), the center of Iselle was nearing landfall on the Big Island.

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2 AM HST Update: Center of Tropical Storm #Iselle close to making landfall on the Big Island. #hiwx

— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu)
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JUST IN: Iselle weakens to a tropical storm off the coast of Big Island, Hawaii with 70 mph winds, moving W at 10 mph

— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm)
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Iselle has now weakened to a tropical storm off the coast of Big Island, moving west at 10 mph with 70 mph winds.

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This video shows winds and rain lashing the east coast of Big Island.

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Satellite imagery early Friday morning showed Iselle beginning to reach the Big Island.

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