HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ivette has been downgraded to a tropical depression and will continue to weaken over Central Pacific waters.
The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Monday, Ivette was about 935 miles east of Hilo or 1,135 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, and was moving to the west at 8 miles per hour. It is expected to turn toward the west-southwest and will speed up slightly over the next day or two.
Ivette's maximum sustained winds were at 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.
Strong west-southwest shear has taken its toll on Ivette, pushing the deep convection to the northeast and exposing the cyclone's lower level circulation. Continued shear and a dry atmosphere will continue to take a toll on the tropical depression, and it should become a remnant low on Monday and then dissipate in two to three days.
Ivette's remnants could bring more wet weather and a slight increase in trade winds as it passes south of the state late Wednesday into Thursday. The current forecast models show the Big Island will have the highest chance of getting the increased rainfall.