As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Kilo is moving 15 mph west-northwest to the south of Hawaii and is located about 475 miles south south-west of Kauai. The hurricane center says Kilo could become a tropical storm Sunday and a hurricane by Tuesday. It is supposed to take a northward turn, and the timing of the turn will determine how much of a threat it is to Kauai and Oahu, according to forecasters. Maximum sustained winds of 35 mph with high gusts.
Strengthening is still expected, forecasters said, and Kilo may become a tropical storm once again in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the island of Kauai and Niihau through 6 p.m. Monday. A very moist air mass to the northeast of Kilo is spreading across the main Hawaiian Islands. This tropical moisture interacting with island terrain will product localized intense and slow moving downpours that may lead to flash flooding.