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Felicia enters Central Pacific as a remnant low, continues to weaken

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                                A satellite image at 10:40 a.m. today shows Tropical Depression Felicia and remnant low Guillermo in relation to the Hawaiian Islands.

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    A satellite image at 10:40 a.m. today shows Tropical Depression Felicia and remnant low Guillermo in relation to the Hawaiian Islands.

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                                Felicia has entered the Central Pacific and become a remnant low, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

    COURTESY NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    Felicia has entered the Central Pacific and become a remnant low, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

Felicia has entered the Central Pacific and become a remnant low, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

At 5 p.m. today, the post-tropical cyclone is forecast to be approximately 995 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving at a speed of 16 mph to the west-southwest with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

The NHC said it expects the remnant low to weaken slightly tonight, then remain steady and continue on its current path south of Hawaii over the next few days.

According to forecasters, all that remains of Felicia this afternoon is “just a low cloud swirl moving within the trade wind flow, with thin high clouds moving over it from the west.”

Dry, stable conditions, high vertical wind shear and favorable sea surface temperatures are all helping to keep the storm from reforming, with forecast models predicting the remnant low will degrade even further by the end of the week.

11 a.m.

Felicia and Guillermo both weakened this morning, the former now a tropical depression and the latter now a remnant low.

Clocking in with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, Felicia was located 1,075 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of 11 a.m. and moving west-southwest at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Weather officials expect Felicia to continue weakening, becoming a remnant low by Wednesday, as it continues on the same track over the next few days.

Now a post-tropical remnant low, Guillermo was located about 1,862 miles east of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving west at 17 mph, according to the NHC.

Weather officials expect Guillermo to slow its westward progress until it dissipates Thursday night or early Friday.

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Tropical Storm Felicia and Tropical Depression Guillermo are expected to continue weakening with forecasters expecting both to become remnant lows by Wednesday.

Felicia was located about 1,155 miles east of Hilo at 5 a.m. today, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph while moving west at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Weather officials expect Felicia to become a tropical depression later today and a remnant low Wednesday while moving to the west-southwest over the next few days.

Currently, tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from Felicia’s center.

Guillermo at 5 a.m. was located 1,956 miles east of Hilo, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving west at 17 mph, according to the NHC.

Weather officials expect continued weakening for Guillermo over the next 48 hours as it moves westward. It is likely to degenerate to a remnant low later today and dissipating in a few days.

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