Maui hit with heavy rain as Olivia bears down on Hawaii

  • A surfer rides a wave as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, near Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on some parts of the state as it hits late Tuesday and into Wednesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

HONOLULU — Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters). Some places could get as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters).

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