The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a series of advisories for the islands today, with high surf, seas and wind advisories extended into Sunday and Monday.
>> A high surf advisory is in effect for the east-facing shores of all islands until 6 p.m. Monday. Surf is expected to reach eight to 12 feet with strong longshore and rip currents.
>> A wind advisory is in effect for all islands through 6 p.m. Sunday, with winds out of the east ranging from 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.
>> A flood advisory is in effect for Maui until 1:15 a.m. Sunday, after radar images at 10:06 p.m. showed waves of moderate to heavy showers moving ashore over windward communities of the island, primarily from Paia to Keanae to Kiahulu.
More fast-moving heavy showers are affecting the west side of the island, from Honolulu to Kahakuloa to Waiehu.
Locations in the advisory also include, but are not limited to, Pauwela, Kaupo, Haiku, Makawao and Pukalani.
>> A winter weather advisory is in effect for the summits on Hawaii island, with freezing rain and black ice expected above 12,000 feet until noon Sunday.
>> A gale warning is in effect for the leeward and southeast waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Sunday. East winds of 39 to 45 mph are expected, with rough seas reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet.
>> A small craft advisory is in effect for Hawaiian waters through 6 p.m. Monday.
Earlier Saturday, Honolulu firefighters responded to a tree branch down in the Ewa-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway in McCully at about 11:38 a.m. and winds damaging a metal patio roof on Kihapai Street in Kailua at about 3:21 a.m., Fire Capt. James Todd said.
“Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles and can open or close doors with great force,” the weather service said.
Rain clouds, blown in by the tradewinds, are also expected to bring showers to windward and mauka areas. The rains will also fall in leeward areas through the early part of next week.
Forecasters said some of the rain could be heavy and there is a slight chance of thunderstorms for Kauai.
The forecast for Honolulu and south shores of Oahu calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of showers through Tuesday.