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High temperature records tied; Tradewinds bring spring showers

    Weather radar Thursday morning showed rain over the northeastern Oahu from a weak cold front moving over the state.

What a difference a week makes.

After a cold spell set and tied record low temperatures across the state last week, Lihue and Hilo tied record highs on Wednesday.

The high temperature of 84 degrees at the Hilo airport Wednesday tied a record last set in 1989. Lihue Airport’s high of 82 degrees tied a record last set in 2008.

Forecasters do not expect high temperature records Thursday as a cold front moves across the state and brings cloudy conditions and scattered showers.

The front brought up to three inches of rain during the six hour period ending at 2 a.m. to north and west shores of Kauai overnight.

Showers are likely in windward and mauka areas of the state and tradewinds may blow some of the rain to leeward areas.

Light and variable winds over the last few days allowed vog to build up over Oahu and Maui County, but the return of the northeast tradewinds should blow the vog south of Oahu by Friday, the first day of spring.

The forecast for Honolulu and south shores of Oahu calls for partly cloudy skies with scattered showers through Friday.

Breezy tradewinds of 10 to 20 mph are expected and will likely stick around through the weekend.

Highs will be between 77 and 83 degrees and lows between 64 and 70 degrees.

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