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Wind shift could bring vog on Thanksgiving Day; rain possible this weekend

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COMHAZY DAYS: The voggy weather will continue today, the National Weather Service says. Without strong winds, the vog is slow to clear out. A weak cold front behind the system bringing north-northeast winds will arrive late today to blow the vog away from the islands by Friday night or Saturday. A flash flood watch was in effect Wednesday for Kauai and Oahu, but Kauai was spared most of the heavy rain, which fell over the Kauai Channel, and was headed for Oahu on Wednesday night. The showers did not look overly threatening for Oahu, but the watch remained in effect through the night.
    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    HAZY DAYS: The voggy weather will continue today, the National Weather Service says. Without strong winds, the vog is slow to clear out. A weak cold front behind the system bringing north-northeast winds will arrive late today to blow the vog away from the islands by Friday night or Saturday. A flash flood watch was in effect Wednesday for Kauai and Oahu, but Kauai was spared most of the heavy rain, which fell over the Kauai Channel, and was headed for Oahu on Wednesday night. The showers did not look overly threatening for Oahu, but the watch remained in effect through the night.

Southerly winds are likely to blow volcanic haze over Oahu on Thanksgiving Day, National Weather Service forecasters say. The winds are changing as a cold front that could bring heavy rain this weekend approaches the islands from the northwest.

The northeast trade winds will continue until sometime Thursday afternoon, when they will shift to southerly winds, bringing hazy skies and the chance of showers.

The cold front that’s causing the wind shift is expected to move over Kauai Friday and could bring rain to Oahu on Saturday.

The National Weather Service says there’s a 50 percent chance of rain in Honolulu Friday night and a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday. Locally heavy rainfall, even thunder storms are possible.

The volcanic haze could stick around through the weekend.

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