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Storm Watch

Hawaii braces for Tropical Storm Ana's winds and rain

Tropical Storm Ana rumbled through the Pacific toward Hawaii early Friday. Ana was expected to begin hitting the state later in the day, pelting Hawaii's Big Island with 40 to 50 mph winds and dumping five to 10 inches of rain — although some pockets could get as much as 20 inches — on areas already soaked by recent thunderstorms, raising the threat of flooding. The storm could reach hurricane strength briefly before weakening again as it moves northwest through the island chain. Read more at The Associated Press.