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High surf advisory in effect as more rain threatens isles


    A satellite image this morning shows areas of moisture moving over the islands.

A high surf advisory issued early this morning for the east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii island, remains in effect until 6 p.m. today.

The National Weather Service said surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected along east shores due to a fading pulse from the northeast, combined with strong and gusty trade winds. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today.

Moderate impacts are expected, with strong, breaking waves, and strong longshore and rip currents, making swimming difficult and dangerous. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed all advice by ocean safety officials.

Forecasters say moderate tradewinds will continue through early next week, with typical windward and mauka showers expected through Wednesday and mostly cloudy skies over much of the state in the next few days. However, locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night through Friday, starting on Kauai and spreading eastward across the state.

“Rainfall will be most prevalent over the western portion of the state Wednesday night and Thursday, moving to the eastern portion of the state Thursday into early Friday,” forecasters said in the discussion. “Given recent, heavy rainfall and saturated grounds, [we] cannot rule out additional flooding to occur during this period.”

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