Heavy rains hit Maui as Olivia approaches Hawaii

  • Nakoa Ching, of Kailua, Hawaii, watches the ocean 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)
  • A couple walks in a rainstorm amid heavy traffic in Paia, Hawaii, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, as Tropical Storm Olivia marched closer to Maui. Olivia was expected to pass directly over Maui on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. (Matthew Thayer/The News via AP)

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.