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Tropical Depression Kilo moving away from Hawaii after dumping heavy rain on state

Tropical Depression Kilo is moving away from the main Hawaiian islands after dumping heavy rain on parts of the state.

Meteorologists with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center say Kilo is far to the southwest of the main Hawaiian Islands on Monday and is not expected to have any major impact on the state.

Moisture associated with Kilo produced heavy rain for some islands, prompting flash-flood warnings on Oahu and Maui. A flood advisory is expected for the Big Island on Tuesday.

Some roads were closed because of localized flooding on Oahu, where thunderstorms dropped torrential rain Sunday into Monday.

Meteorologists say the storm will strengthen over the next few days, passing Monday night over the uninhabited Johnston Atoll. After that, the storm is not expected to directly affect any landmass.