(Thurs 5pm update) Hilda weakens to a remnant low south of the Big Island.
As of 5pm HST the center of post-tropical cyclone Hilda was located near latitude 15.8 north and longitude 155.9 west. The remnant low is moving toward the west-southwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Friday night before dissipating on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Continued gradual weakening is expected through Friday night before dissipating on Saturday.
Hilda is 275 miles south of Hilo, Hawaii.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until Saturday 6am for Hawaii County.
Abundant moisture from the remnants of Hilda will continue to move over the Big Island tonight with an additional 3 to 6 inches of rainfall possible in some areas. For windward and Kau areas, the rains are expected to taper off Friday but locally heavy afternoon and evening thundershowers will develop once again over the interior slopes.
Here’s the latest Flash Flood Watch advisory from Hawaii County Civil Defense as of 4:15pm Thursday..