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Flood Watch Cancelled 3:30 p.m. Wed. Jan. 19, 2011

January 18, 2011, 7:04 AM HST
* Updated January 19, 3:47 PM
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(Update: 3:45 p.m. Wed. Jan. 19, 2011)

The Flash Flood Watch for Maui and the Big Island was canceled this afternoon (Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011). Locally heavy rain remains a possiblility for the Big Island tonight, but widespread flash flooding is no longer likely.

The National Weather Service says the upper level low that brought the threat of heavy rain and flash flooding is now southwest of the Big Island and moving away to the southwest.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service)

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(Updated 7:04 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 18, 2011)

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Maui and the Big island can expect some wet weather tonight into tomorrow as a cold front drops over the eastern portion of the state. The system is expected to bring the threat of heavy showers and thunderstorms that may produce flash flooding.

Scenic view of Kahului looking toward Wailuku Heights. File Photo by Wendy Osher.

A flash flood watch is in effect from midnight tonight, through Wednesday afternoon, with the flood threat diminishing late tomorrow.

As a precaution, the public is advised that rainfall and runoff will cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.

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(Posted by Wendy Osher; information courtesy The National Weather Service)

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