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Statewide flash flood watch ends


    A series of radar images through 9:05 a.m. today show areas of moisture moving over the islands.

Updated 5:40 p.m.

The flash flood watch that blanketed the state for three days has been lifted. The watch began Monday and ended at about 5:30 p.m. today. Molokai, however, was still under a flood advisory that was scheduled to expire at 6:30 p.m. today.

Radar indicated heavy rain near Hoolehua on Molokai at about 4:30 p.m., with 2 inches of rain falling per hour.

On Hawaii island, a high wind watch is scheduled to take effect for the island’s summits, from Thursday morning to Friday night.

North winds of 35 to 60 mph with gusts upwards of 65 mph are possible, the National Weather Service said.

Updated 2:10 p.m.

Oahu is under a flood advisory this afternoon after heavy rain fell in Pearl City.

At about 1:20 p.m., radar indicated 2 to 3 inches of rain falling per hour in the neighborhood, the National Weather Service said.

The advisory is set to expire at 4:30 p.m. today.

Locations highlighted in the advisory include, but are not limited to: Honolulu, Hauula, Waimanalo, Mililani, Wahiawa, Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii Kai, Palolo, Kahaluu, Kaaawa, Ahuimanu and Punaluu.

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A flash flood watch remains in effect for all Hawaiian isles through this afternoon, while unstable conditions are forecast for today.

The National Weather Service says locally heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms with frequent lightning and gusty winds remain possible today due to a trough aloft over the state.

More stable weather is expected to return beginning late tonight and Thursday through the end of the week as the trough moves east and trade winds spread across the islands behind a weak front.

The weekend is expected to be dry, with benign tradewinds, but another bout of wet and unstable weather is possible next week.

The winter storm warning for Hawaii island summits, meanwhile, has been canceled, although the potential for scattered snow showers are possible today. The wind advisory for Hawaii island summits has also been canceled.

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