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Flash flood watch canceled statewide

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                                Torrential rains on Monday made afternoon commuting much more challenging at the intersection of Fern Street and Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu.

    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Torrential rains on Monday made afternoon commuting much more challenging at the intersection of Fern Street and Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.

The flash flood watch issued earlier today for the Hawaiian Islands has been canceled.

The National Weather Service says though a few heavy showers may briefly pass over windward areas tonight, conditions are slowly becoming more stable, and flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat.

The Honolulu Fire Department said it responded to 24 weather-related calls between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. today, which included two swift water rescues, 14 water evacuations, three arcing wire calls, four downed trees, and one Honolulu Police Department assist.

Forunataly, no injuries were reported from the incidents.

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A flash flood watch remains in effect for all Hawaiian islands through 6 p.m. today as rains continue.

The National Weather Service says deep moisture, combined with an unstable easterly flow, will continue to bring heavy showers, thunderstorms, and the potential for flash flooding through this afternoon.

The threat diminishes by tonight, bringing more stable conditions.

A high surf advisory, meanwhile, remains in effect for all east facing shores from Kauai to Hawaii island through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected along east shores, bringing strong, breaking waves and rip currents, and making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Surf for all other shores — north, west and south — remain between the 2-to-4-foot and 3-to-5-foot range today through Wednesday.

A winter storm warning also remains in effect for Hawaii island summits through 6 p.m. today due to below freezing temperatures and periods of ice accumulation as well as snowfall.

Forecasters expect up to 6 inches of additional snow at the summits between the 11,500- to 12,500-foot elevation level.

Elsewhere, today’s forecast is mostly breezy and cloudy, with heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms for some areas. Highs range from 78 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit today, and dip to lows of 71 to 76 tonight.

East winds are expected at 15 to 25 mph through tonight.

Showers are expected to decrease through Wednesday, but breezy trades should stick around through the weekend.

A small craft advisory for all coastal waters except Maalaea Bay remains in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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