Rains soak Kauai as Tropical Depression Flossie nears Hawaiian Islands

By Hawaii.com Team

This story was originally published as Rains soak Kauai as Tropical Depression Flossie nears Hawaiian Islands by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. For the most up-to-date information on Hurricane Erick, please visit the hurricane tracker here.

UPDATE: 7 a.m. Aug. 5, 2019, Hawaii Time

A flood advisory is in effect for the island of Kauai through 9:45 a.m. today.

Radar at 6:50 a.m. showed heavy rain near Kilauea falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Kilauea, Anahola, Moloaa, Wailua, Kapaa, Wailua Homesteads, North Fork Wailua Trails, Princeville and Hanalei.

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Tropical Depression Flossie continued on its approach toward the islands overnight.

Still registering maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, Flossie was centered 155 miles east of Hilo and 225 miles east-southeast of Hana at 5 a.m. today while tracking west-northwest at mph, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

A flash flood watch remains in effect through late tonight for Maui and the Big Island. Moisture associated with Tropical Cyclone Flossie moving into the islands from the east, along with an upper-level trough just northwest of the state, will provide the ingredients for heavy rainfall and possible flooding issues for Maui and the Big Island through late tonight. As the moisture moves westward, the flash flood watch may need to be expanded to other islands as well.

Additionally, a high surf advisory for the east shores of Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Molokai remains in effect through 6 p.m. today.

Forecasters expect surf up to 6 to 9 along affected shores.

Little change in strength is forecast for Flossie during the next couple of days, the CPHC said. Flossie is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low later today and dissipate late Tuesday or Tuesday night.

Weather officials expect Flossie to take a turn toward the northwest with a slight decrease in forward speed expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the system will move near the main Hawaiian Islands later today through Tuesday.

This story was originally published as Rains soak Kauai as Tropical Depression Flossie nears Hawaiian Islands by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. For the most up-to-date information on Hurricane Erick, please visit the hurricane tracker here.

See also:
Flossie continues to weaken as it moves closer to Hawaii
Flossie continues to weaken but brings threat of heavy rainfall and dangerous surf
High-surf warning in effect as Tropical Storm Flossie approaches

More Resources:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hurricane Tracker
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service Forecast
Central Pacific Hurricane Center
Real Time Satellite Image
Hawaii Tourism Authority

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