Hurricane passing by

LIHUE — Hurricane Flossie has been downgraded to a tropical depression and should be dropping rain on Kauai through Wednesday.

The other main Hawaiian Islands, however, will be blocking most of the impacts of Flossie’s system.

“There is a core of the rain trailing behind the main portion of the storm and we expect to see some rain on Big island. Maui and Molokai will be getting the brunt,” said NWS Hawaii director of operations Ashley Evans. “Shower activity a probability on Tuesday night into Wednesday.”

Flossie’s low-level center as of Monday afternoon was about 120 miles east of Big Island, continuing west/northwest at 15 mph.

Tropical Storm Erick was downgraded to remnant status on Sunday and has moved beyond the main Hawaiian Islands, according to the National Weather Service. Erick and Flossie followed similar paths as they emerged from the Eastern Pacific and reached hurricane strength, but those paths haven’t quite tracked the same since closing in on Hawaii.

Once those storm systems pass, it looks like there could be a break in the weather for the islands.

For the next 5 to 10 days, weather experts say the Eastern Pacific is looking “fairly quiet.”


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