HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a tropical storm that had the potential to become a hurricane. But the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said that Fernanda is now a remnant low pressure system to the southeast of Hilo.
According to the center's 2 a.m. update, what remained of Fernanda was about 500 miles east-southeast of Hilo.
Forecasters said the remnant circulation would continue to weaken and dissipate within the next 48 hours, as it continues to be sheared by high and mid-level southerly winds and moves into cooler waters.
Fernanda's remnants could still bring locally heavy showers to parts of the Big Island and Maui, perhaps as soon as Saturday evening.
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