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Flood advisories lifted, but more rain likely on Oahu, Kauai

    This radar image taken at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday shows heavy rains over Windward Oahu and an area of rain on Kauai near Lihue with more rains offshore.

The National Weather Service lifted flood advisories for Kauai and Oahu Tuesday morning, but more rain is expected Tuesday.

Heavy rains near Lihue and over Windward Oahu eased Tuesday morning.

But forecasters say more showers are possible as afternoon sea breezes help clouds develop over leeward areas, which could bring rain to leeward and mauka slopes.

The forecast for Honolulu and southern areas of Oahu calls for a 50 percent chance of scattered showers Tuesday afternoon, under partly sunny skies with light winds, becoming westerly at 10 mph. Highs should be between 77 and 83 degrees with lows of 65 to 72 degrees.

Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with isolated showers and east winds up to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

The winds are expected to pick up Wednesday, becoming breezy with gusts of up to 30 mph in the late morning and afternoon.

Scattered showers are expected in windward and mauka areas Tuesday night and Wednesday as the easterly tradewinds return.

The public is being asked to stay out of flood waters and storm runoff on Kauai from Hanalei to Wailua after the state issued a brown water advisory.

The state Department of Agriculture said heavy rains have caused overflowing cesspools and sewer manholes. Flood debris could include pesticides, dead animals, chemicals and other toxic debris.

Coastal waters that are turbid and brown should be avoided.

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