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Flood advisory extended on Big Island

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    This radar image taken at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday shows heavy rain over Central Oahu and over parts of the Big Island.
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The National Weather Service extended a flood advisory for the Big Island and canceled an advisory for Oahu Sunday.

At 4:36 p.m., radar continued to show scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms with rain rates of more than 2 inches an hour over the Kau slopes. The heaviest rain has been falling near Wood Valley and Pahala.

The advisory was in effect until 8 p.m.

Isolated heavy showers with rain rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour eased over Oahu, and the weather service canceled a flood advisory for Central and Leeward Oahu that had been posted at about 3 p.m.

Maui County matched a heat record Sunday for the date. The high of 93 degrees tied a record set in 1977.

It was the second day of record temperatures for Maui.

A high temperature record of 95 degrees was set Saturday at Kahului Airport. It breaks the old record of 90 set in 1991. On Saturday, Hilo tied a record of 90 degrees, set in 1981, and has set or tied records for the past four days. The 90 degree temperature Friday beat an old record of 89 set in 1974. The 89 degree temperature Thursday tied a 1995 record. The 89 degree temperature Wednesday tied a 1995 record.

There should be some relief from the heat and humidity of the past few weeks beginning Monday as light tradewinds return to the islands.

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