Flash flood watch in effect; Kalalau Trail closed

LIHUE — Kilo is moving further away from the islands and any impacts can be seen as early as tomorrow. As of 11 a.m. Sunday, Kilo is moving 10 mph west-northwest to the south of Hawaii, with 35 mph winds and is located about 630 miles south-west of Kauai. The hurricane center says Kilo could become a tropical storm today and a hurricane this week. 

Although the track is looking better for the Hawaiian Islands, forecasters still advise residents and visitors to keep a watchful eye out for this storm as it is supposed to take a northward turn, and the timing of the turn will determine how much of a threat it is to the islands. 

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the islands through 6 p.m. Monday. 

Due to the flash flood watch, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed the Kalalau Trail until further notice. Weather officials are urging campers and hikers across the state to reconsider rescheduling their activities until more favorable weather is expected. 

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