CPHC Continues to Monitor TD 96-C
By: Jamilia Epping
The Central Pacific Hurricane continues to monitor an area of low pressure named Tropical Disturbance 96-C, located about 800 miles southeast of Hilo on Wednesday.
Currently, the system remains at a “High” 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours.
CPHC notes that environmental conditions are conducive for further development over the next couple of days as the disturbance moves toward the north-northwest.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with the disturbance had also increased Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service reports that the disturbance southeast of Hawai’i, along with a high pressure system far northwest of the state, are bringing some moderate to locally breezy trades to the islands.
NWS reports that some models show an increase of moisture approaching and nearing the state late over the weekend. However, NWS forecasters note that it is too early to be certain what, if any, impact the disturbance may have on the state, as some forecast grids are not yet showing an moisture increase.