Big Island could get heavy rain from ‘Fernanda’

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Heavy rainfall is possible on the Big Island Sunday as the remnants of former tropical storm Fernanda move closer to the islands.

At 9 a.m. Hawaii time the storm system was located about 290 miles south of Hilo. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says there is a 0 percent chance of the system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

On other islands, clouds and showers will mainly affect windward and mauka areas, with isolated showers carried over to the leeward sides of the smaller islands. The National Weather Service says the windward side of Maui may also see heavy rain.

Winds will diminish slightly for the middle of the week, then increase again by Friday.

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