More muggy, wet weather ahead
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More muggy, wet weather ahead

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A pedestrian crossed Date Street in Kapahulu Monday.

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Update: 7 a.m.

The high winds atop the summits of Hawaii island eased a bit overnight, but a wind advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. today.

Westerly winds of 40 to 55 mph are expected with gusts up to 65 mph for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather officials say we can continue to expect unsettled weather for all islands through the weekend along with possibly heavy rainfall.

Tradewinds aren’t expected to return until early next week.

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Although an earlier flood advisory for Kauai has been canceled, the wet and unstable across the smaller islands is expected to continue through midweek.

Moderate to heavy showers over Kauai and Oahu will likely become more widespread as today wears on, forecasters at the National Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service canceled a flash flood warning for Molokai tonight. Flooding was reported on Kamehameha 5 Highway near mile marker 4 this evening. Rain was falling at rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour over eastern Molokai.

A flood advisory was also canceled for Lanai tonight. Radar this evening indicated heavy rain near Lanai Airport.

Additionally, a high wind advisory is in effect for Hawaii island summits until 5 a.m. Tuesday due to strong wind speeds of 45 to 55 miles per hour, with gusts over 65 miles per hour.

Forecasters say a wet weather pattern will continue to develop across the Hawaiian isles this week, with humid and voggy conditions expected to continue through Thursday. Another round of rain due is expected to move from west to east starting Wednesday morning, with a weak cold front bringing a third round of showers on Thursday and Friday. Trades are not expected to return until Saturday.

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