Tropical storm-force winds and torrential rain could start arriving on Wednesday. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Hawaii Island. Islanders are being warned the risky Category 4 storm could bring winds with a maximum sustained speed of 150mph and flash flooding as early as Thursday.
And while the case doesn't involve allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination by the Trump campaign, it has been closely watched by President Donald Trump as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe. The verdict Wednesday concludes almost four days of deliberations and a three week trial where prosecutors from Mueller's team presented 27 witnesses and roughly 400 documents as evidence.
Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches with isolated amounts greater than 20 inches over the Hawaiian Islands. Large waves are already being experienced along the eastern edge of Hawaii , with a "sizable swell already propagating out from this storm, which is now impacting the eastern exposures throughout the Hawaiian Islands, showing strongest along the Hilo Side of the Big Island", according to Jonathan Warren, lead forecaster for Surfline.com.
Environmental advocates and the architects of former President Barack Obama's ambitious plan derided the Trump administration's proposed replacement as political pandering and said it represented a US retreat from the global fight against climate change .
Mr Dutton's resignation has been accepted, but Mr Turnbull plans to keep the others in his team. Turnbull thanked Dutton for his work as home affairs minister, saying he had done an "outstanding job". "Our conservative base strongly feel that their voice has been eroded", she wrote to Mr Turnbull. Australia's former home affairs minister, Peter Dutton , faces the media at a press conference in Canberra on August 21, 2018.
Hurricane Lane has entered the Central Pacific basin as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on a path toward the vicinity of the Hawaiian islands. Sunday is forecast for rain and stronger winds in the morning, clearing to brighter spells. However, heavy rain will develop later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard and will become widespread early Saturday night. Misty overnight, with drizzle at times.