Trade Wind Weather Expected Today

March 3, 2015, 1:26 AM HST · Updated March 4, 2:00 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts (Updated at 3:30 p.m.)

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the island of Maui through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. An area of instability is expected to push moisture up toward the island that could potential cause flooding and thunderstorms through Wednesday night. The rainfall will mainly focus over windward areas. Excessive runoff could result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain. Fast-moving waters could create life-threatening conditions.

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    Today

    Partly to mostly cloudy skies today with scattered morning showers for windward areas, tapering off in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are expected for our leeward sides. Northeast winds are forecasted from 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 78° to 83°.

    UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with showers likely in windward spots and isolated showers for leeward areas. Northeast winds are forecasted from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures of 68° to 73° degrees are expected.

    Next Full Moon: 8:06 a.m. on Mar. 5

     

    Looking Ahead

    Trade winds are expected to continue blowing over the islands. An area of instability is expected to keep our weather rather wet through Wednesday night. Another round of heavy showers or thundershowers is possible with the greatest threat on Wednesday night for the Big Island. Clouds and showers are expected to taper off starting Thursday. Trade winds will strengthen brining drier air back over the islands through the end of the week.

     

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