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Lingering Moisture Remains for Western Portion of State

July 30, 2013, 9:05 AM HST
* Updated July 30, 9:34 AM
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The view from Kahului, Maui after the passing of Flossie.  More rain is still expected today, especially in windward areas. Photo 7/30/13 by Wendy Osher.

The view from Kahului, Maui after the passing of Flossie. More rain is still expected today, especially in windward areas. Photo 7/30/13 by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

(7:43 a.m. 7/30/13)

A flash flood watch was cancelled for Maui County as the remnants of the now dissipated Flossie continues on a westward path.

A flood watch remains in effect for the western portion of the state as lingering moisture continues to present a flood risk for Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, and Oʻahu.

The now “Post-Tropical Remnant Low Flossie” continues to weaken, but could still bring heavy showers.

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Additional rainfall expected to reach 2 to 3 inches statewide, with up to 5 inches on windward slopes, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

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The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says satellite data and surface observations this morning show that, “there is no longer any organized thunderstorm activity nor a well-defined center of circulation, and the system is no longer a tropical cyclone.”

The unstable air mass behind Flossie still has the potential to produce heavy rain over affected islands through tonight, said NWS forecasters.

At 8 a.m., the remnant of former tropical depression Flossie was located about 100 miles northwest of Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi, and was moving toward the west northwest at about 18 mph, according to the CPHC. The agency states that there is “a near 0% chance of redevelopment.”

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Rainfall, winds, and seas are expected to transition to calmer trade-wind weather by the second half of the week, according to the NWS.

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