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Flood watch canceled for Oahu and Maui County

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    Shoppers with umbrellas are undeterred by stormy weather this morning at the open air section of the Ala Moana Center.
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    A woman walks in heavy rain near the corner of King and Pensacola streets, where heavy rains flooded over the curb, seen at right.
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    A man stands at the corner of King and Pensacola streets, where heavy rains flooded over the curb, seen at left.
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    This radar image taken just before 1 p.m. shows heavy showers moving east over Oahu towards Maui County.
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    Passing vehicles drive through flooded Waialae Avenue.
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    Rain an runoff causes water levels to rise in Palolo Stream.
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    William Smith sent this picture showing the rainy view from his balcony in lower Makiki.
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The National Weather Service has canceled a flood watch for Oahu and Maui County as a storm system that moved over the islands Sunday morning and afternoon weakened.

Forecasters said only scattered showers remaining over Maui County and east of Oahu just before 4 p.m..

"The threat of widespread heavy rainfall has ended," forecasters said in an advisory message.

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A flood watch and warnings for Kauai were dropped Sunday morning as the storm moved east, away from the Garden Island.

Forecasters also allowed a severe thunderstorm watch and a flood warning or Oahu expire early Sunday afternoon.

In the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m., the storm dropped 5.4 inches on Makaha Ridge on Kauai and more than 4 inches fell on Waimea Heights and Mana. Nearly 4 inches was recorded at Kokee.

On Oahu, 4.2 inches fell at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach. About 2.8 inches fell in Poamoho and Palisades; and about 2.7 inches was recorded in Waiawa and Waipio.

The forecast for Honolulu still calls for a 50 to 70 percent chance of rain Sunday night and Monday.

Trade winds may return by Tuesday.

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