Strong wind, rain is expected to plague Hawaii into weekend
More gray, windy weather will continue through today, and another bout of rain is on the way as a cold front moves in Thursday into Saturday.
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More gray, windy weather will continue through today, and another bout of rain is on the way as a cold front moves in Thursday into
The strong easterly tradewinds will bring showers mostly to windward
areas today. Leeward areas over the smaller islands
also could get some showers during the night and morning hours.
Strong to near gale-force tradewinds will continue to create large, rough surf on east shores through tonight and will then be on a
downward trend Thursday through Friday, the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters say the upper-level low that brought heavy rain and flooding
continues to drift north
of the islands. Strong trades are expected to remain,
then gradually lower
Thursday into Friday
On Tuesday, heavy rain subsided, but strong tradewinds continued, a high-surf advisory remained in effect and the summit of Mauna Kea got a thick frosting of snow.
The weather service kept the high-surf advisory in place for all east shores from Kauai to Hawaii island due to the strong tradewinds.
Surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected through tonight before lowering to 5 to 8 feet. The advisory expires at
6 a.m. Thursday.
Snow at the Big Isle summits was due to the combination of moisture and 30-degree temperatures
but not enough to warrant
a winter weather advisory.
A small-craft advisory
is also in effect for Kauai
waters, the Kauai and Kaiwi channels, Maalaea Bay and windward waters of Oahu, Maui County and the Big
Island through 6 a.m. Thursday.
On Friday a band of showers along the remnant of
the front will move over
the islands and continue through the weekend,
the Weather Service is forecasting.