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  • A bodyboarder cooled off in waves generated by a south swell in Waikiki Tuesday. The surf is down from advisory levels Thursday, but hot weather continues.

Remnants of former Tropical Storm Enrique will move over the islands, cutting off the cooling tradewinds and bringing muggy weather and showers through Monday, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The light winds coincide with a high surf advisory for south shores starting 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Monday.

Forecasters expect waves of 6 to 10 feet from a storm near New Zealand to peak over the weekend and remain high through Monday.

The swell could be long-lived. Surf will likely remain at near-advisory levels through the beginning of next week.

Winds are expected to weaken starting Friday night.

Most of the rains are expected Sunday as Enrique passes north of the islands.

The light winds, humid conditions and afternoon cloud buildup will bring showers to leeward and interior sections; some of the rain could be heavy.

Showers may move over windward areas at night.

The rain could continue into Monday.

Stronger tradewinds should return by Tuesday night after Enrique passes.

The remnants of Enrique were about 760 miles east-northeast of Hilo Friday morning moving west.

Meanwhile, out in the East Pacific, Felicia is no longer a tropical storm. It weakened to a tropical depression overnight and was about 565 miles west of the soutehr tip of Baja California, Mexico at 11 a.m. Friday.

Forecasters say what’s left of Felicia could bring tropical moisture and rains to Hawaii sometime next month if it moves close to the islands.

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