Government forecasters on the mainland are saying Hawaii can expect drier than normal weather through November.
But the Climate Prediction Center said Thursday that there should be wetter than normal conditions from December through February.
Statewide, the current drought is expected to continue through the winter. Several locations are on track to have the driest year on record.
Drought recovery is more likely on Kauai and Molokai, and over the windward slopes of the Big Island and Maui.