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Snow, rain on Big Island, but sun shines elsewhere

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:28 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2014

Rain and snow are likely to continue on Hawaii island through tonight, but other islands are seeing the sun break through the clouds Tuesday afternoon.

A flash flood watch is posted for the Big Island until 6 p.m. because of the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms there.

"While the bulk of heavy rain is expected to fall over windward slopes, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms may also affect leeward and interior areas," foresters said.

Snow was falling on Mauna Kea, where a winter weather advisory is in effect.

Overnight, flooding closed Highway 19 near Ookala for about 3 hours until about 3 a.m.

The Big Island summits and the island of  Lanai are also under a wind advisory, because of  gusts over 50 mph.

Forecasters say there's a chance of heavy showers for Maui as well, but no watches have been posted.

Other islands are seeing sunny skies, breezy northeast winds and scattered showers.

Remnants of a cold front and unstable atmospheric conditions near the Big Island are likely to keep soggy weather over windward sections of Hawaii island for the next several days. Windward Maui may also get rains.

Pleasant trade wind weather should return for the rest of the state through Thursday.

Winds will shift to the southeast on Friday and Kauai and Oahu may see rains by Friday night as another storm system moves down the island chain.

The rainy weather will continue on Saturday and should clear by Sunday afternoon, probably in time for Super Bowl parties on Oahu and Kauai, forecasters said.

But rains could continue through Sunday night for Maui and the Big Island.

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HLOEWEN wrote:
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on January 28,2014 | 05:05AM
Morimoto wrote:
God doesn't exist and I'm about as afraid of a tsunami as I am of a meteor hitting me.
on January 28,2014 | 11:05AM
aomohoa wrote:
It's good that you have convinced your self that your horrible weather is wonderful. LOL The likelihood of us having a tsunami is much smaller than you having freezing cold weather every single year.
on January 28,2014 | 02:39PM
myviewofthings wrote:
coo koo coo koo .......
on January 28,2014 | 05:39AM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
on January 28,2014 | 08:21AM
LadyNinja wrote:
What does religion have to do with the weather? People are crazy thinking that. HLOEWEN, don't place your religious views to others, keep religion personal. Keep your horrible viewpoints to yourself, we don't care anyway.
on January 28,2014 | 07:42AM
HLOEWEN wrote:
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on January 28,2014 | 08:52AM
Fred01 wrote:
What a dingbat!
on January 28,2014 | 10:56AM
aomohoa wrote:
Sorry, but I think more of us agree with LadyNinja than you. However, you are entitled to your crazy opinion.
on January 28,2014 | 02:41PM
silvangold wrote:
You have your opinions. thats a given. B U T religion is, as LadyNinja said IT IS A PERSONAL thing. This is a comment area for the STORY . . . Go door to door..... do not air your religion preference here. I personally am a Christian, but I NEVER EVER intrude/impose on ANYBODY about my beliefs......AGAIN: THATS PERSONAL!
on January 28,2014 | 11:26AM
aomohoa wrote:
Most of agree with you for sure.
on January 28,2014 | 02:42PM
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