Jimena no longer a tropical cyclone; may still block trade winds, bring heavy rain

Published: Aug. 26, 2015 at 2:57 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 9, 2015 at 11:10 PM HST
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Forecast track for Jimena at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA)
Forecast track for Jimena at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Image Source: NOAA)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jimena has weakened into a post-tropical cyclone, and is now a low pressure area to the north of Hawaii.

What remains of Jimena was centered about 230 miles north of Honolulu and was moving to the west-southwest at 9 miles per hour. It had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, and should continue to weaken gradually over the next few days.

It is no threat to land, but forecasters say it may bring high humidity and the threat of heavy rain to the Hawaiian islands. A Flash Flood Watch will take effect for all islands except the Big Island from Thursday afternoon until Saturday afternoon.

Jimena was the tenth named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season.

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