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.
Click here for HawaiiNewsNow's Hurricane tracker.