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Flood watch in effect for all Hawaiian islands

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                                Micah Fernandez grins as he paddles down Waiahole Valley Road on bodyboard during the torrential rains which flooded the area on Monday.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Micah Fernandez grins as he paddles down Waiahole Valley Road on bodyboard during the torrential rains which flooded the area on Monday.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Many areas around Windward Oahu were flooded Monday after heavy rains, including the Waiahole Poi Factory.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Many areas around Windward Oahu were flooded Monday after heavy rains, including the Waiahole Poi Factory.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
                                Areas of moisture are seen over some of the Hawaiian islands this morning in this satellite image.
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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Areas of moisture are seen over some of the Hawaiian islands this morning in this satellite image.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Micah Fernandez grins as he paddles down Waiahole Valley Road on bodyboard during the torrential rains which flooded the area on Monday.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Many areas around Windward Oahu were flooded Monday after heavy rains, including the Waiahole Poi Factory.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
                                Areas of moisture are seen over some of the Hawaiian islands this morning in this satellite image.

UPDATED: 7:30 p.m.

This afternoon’s flood advisories have expired for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.

A flood watch for the entire state of Hawaii remains in effect from Wednesday through at least Friday.

4:06 p.m.

Flood advisories have been extended for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.

On Oahu, the flood advisory is in effect until 7:15 p.m.

Radar at 4:02 p.m. showed rainfall decreasing slightly but heavy showers are possible through this afternoon. The heaviest showers were occurring between Central Oahu and Haleiwa.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Waipio, Wahiawa, Wheeler Field, Mililani, Schofield Barracks, Kunia, Waikele, Waipahu, Pearl City, Waialua, Haleiwa, Aiea, Waikane, Waianae, Waiahole, Punaluu, Nanakuli, Makakilo, Hauula and Halawa.

On Maui, the flood advisory is in effect until 7:15 p.m.

Radar at 4:03 p.m. showed heavy rain over west Maui between Kahakuloa and Honolua Bay with rain falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour. More showers were reported stationary over windward Haleakala near Keanae.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Haiku-Pauwela, Huelo, Keokea, Pauwela, Paia, Kaupo, Hana, Waihee, Kahakuloa and Honokohau.

The flood advisory for Hawaii County is in effect until 7 p.m.

Radar at 3:46 p.m. showed slow-moving showers mostly over the upper slopes of Hilo, South Kohala and Kona districts. The heaviest showers were near Waikii with rain falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Honokaa, Pohakuloa Camp, Pohakuloa Training Area, Kamuela, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Ookala, Kukuihaele, Laupahoehoe, Waimanu Valley, Puuanahulu, Ninole, Honomu, Hakalau, Pepeekeo, Papaikou and Volcano.

The advisories may be extended beyond the predicted times if flooding continues.

A flood watch for the entire state of Hawaii remains in effect from Wednesday through at least Friday.

3:16 p.m.

The flood advisory remains in effect until 4:15 p.m. for Oahu due to flooding caused by excessive rainfall.

At 3:14 p.m., the radar showed heavy rain over Oahu with the heaviest showers falling over Schofield to Laie at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Forecasters said more heavy rain showers will likely develop over the next few hours.

The advisory covers Waipio, Wahiawa, Wheeler Field, Mililani, Schofield Barracks, Kunia, Waikele, Waipahu, Pearl City, Waialua, Haleiwa, Aiea, Waikane, Waianae, Waiahole, Punaluu, Nanakuli, Makakilo, Hauula and Halawa.

The flood advisory remains in effect for Hawaii island until 4 p.m.; Kauai until 4:15 p.m.; and Maui until 4:30 p.m.

1:10 p.m.

Flood advisories have been posted for Hawaii island and the islands of Kauai, Oahu and Maui until 4 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

Radar at 12:57 p.m. showed slow-moving heavy rain falling over the slopes of Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala and Kona districts, the NWS said. South Hilo was seeing the heaviest rain, falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour. More heavy rain showers are possible throughout this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Honokaa, Pohakuloa Camp, Pohakuloa Training Area, Kamuela, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Ookala, Kukuihaele, Laupahoehoe, Waimanu Valley, Puuanahulu, Ninole, Honomu, Hakalau, Pepeekeo, Papaikou and Volcano.

Radar at 1:05 p.m. showed heavy rain over north and Windward Kauai with the heaviest rain falling over Kapahi at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour, the NWS said. The showers are moving slowly north, but more showers are expected through this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kapaa, Princeville, Kilauea, Hanalei, North Fork Wailua Trails, Wainiha, Alakai Swamp Trails, Haena, Wailua Homesteads, Na Pali State Park, Kokee State Park, Moloaa, Wailua, Anahola, Kalihiwai, Wailua River State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park and Kealia.

Radar at 1:19 p.m. showed rain falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour on Oahu, the NWs said. Rain is falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour and the showers are moving slowly, drifting to the north over the next few hours. However, more heavy showers will likely develop over the next few hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Waipio, Wahiawa, Wheeler Field, Mililani, Schofield Barracks, Kunia, Waikele, Waipahu, Pearl City, Waialua, Haleiwa, Aiea, Waikane, Waianae, Waiahole, Punaluu, Nanakuli, Makakilo, Hauula and Halawa.

Radar at 1:28 p.m. showed heavy rain over East Maui, falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour, the NWS said. More heavy showers are expected this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kipahulu, Nahiku, Keanae, Kaupo, Hana, Kula, Huelo, Makawao, Haiku-Pauwela, Pauwela, Haleakala National Park, Wailua, Kailua and Hamoa.

9:45 a.m.

The flood advisory for Oahu has been canceled.

The National Weather Service says, “Spotty, hit-or-miss heavy downpours will continue to be possible over the next couple of days.”

The state will be under a flood watch from Wednesday until at least Friday. “A late-season kona low will develop several hundred miles north of the islands Tuesday night, and then meander around well northwest of the islands the rest of the week,” forecasters said.

“The kona low will turn our winds southerly as early as Tuesday, and eventually tap into deep tropical moisture lurking south of the islands. This will cause a slow-moving band of showers, some heavy, and a few embedded thunderstorms over some parts of the state for the second half of the week. Excessive rainfall and flash flooding will continue to be a concern.”

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7:55 a.m.

The flood advisory for Oahu has been extended through 11 a.m. today.

Radar at 7:47 a.m. showed locally heavy rain showers about to move over the island from the south, the NWS said. Rain was observed falling at rates up to 1 inch per hour, but weather officials said up to 2 inches per hour will be possible as the band of showers moves onshore.

More showers are forecast throughout the day.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Honolulu, Waipio, Moanalua, Kalihi, Salt Lake, Halawa, Aiea, Pearl City, Manoa, Ahuimanu, Iroquois Point, Kaneohe, Kahaluu, Palolo, Maunawili, Waiahole, Waipahu, Waikele, Ewa Beach and Kailua.

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A flood advisory remains in effect for Oahu and a flood watch will be in effect for the entire state from Wednesday through at least Friday.

The flood advisory is in effect through 8 a.m. today for Oahu due to continued flooding caused by excessive rainfall.

Radar at 6:16 a.m. showed moderate showers moving north at 5 mph with the heaviest rain over East Oahu, according to the National Weather Service. More showers are possible over the next few hours.

Some locations that could experience flooding during the morning rush hour include Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Waipio, Moanalua, Kalihi, Salt Lake, Halawa, Aiea, Pearl City, Manoa, Kaneohe, Maunawili, Waipahu, Kapolei, Waimanalo and Kailua.

The flood watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Friday evening.

“Roads in several areas may be closed, along with property damage in urban or low-lying spots due to runoff,” the NWS said in a bulletin this morning. “Landslides may also occur in areas with steep terrain.”

A kona low developing north of the islands will bring the possibility of heavy rain and thunderstorms over parts of the state from Wednesday through Friday and possibly continuing through the weekend, weather officials said. Oahu and Maui County are likely to experience heavy rainfall later on Wednesday and into the night. The weather system is expected to gradually move westward, with Kauai becoming the main area of concern by Friday.

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