Hurricane Felicia remains Category 2 storm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI - Hurricane Felicia remains a Category 2 storm far out in the Pacific and is expected to weaken as it gets closer to Hawaii.

The National Hurricane Center said Felicia's maximum sustained winds remained near 100 mph Friday evening.

Forecasts say people in Hawaii should monitor Felicia's progress. They say the storm is expected to continue weakening over the next two days and become a tropical storm on Saturday, well before it reaches there.

Felicia had reached Category 4 strength Thursday.

Felicia is centered about 1,190 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west-northwest near 14 mph.

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