Flood Watch Posted, Unstable Conditions Continue
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for all islands. An unstable and very moist air mass on the back side of the tropical system is lingering across the state. This moisture interacting with the land is expected to produce periods of heavy rain and slow-moving downpours that could lead to flash flooding. If that occurs a more urgent Flood Advisory (flooding is imminent) or Flood Warning (flooding is occurring) will be posted by the National Weather Service.
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A moist and unstable air mass will keep showers heavier than usual over the islands for the next day or so. Light to moderate trade winds with a slightly drier and more stable air mass will likely return to the islands late in the week and continue over the weekend. Next week’s forecast is based on what tropical cyclone Ignacio, which at this time, is too early to tell, but it looks okay up to Sunday. Should the track of Ignacio pan out, the Big Island would be the first to be affected starting Sunday night.
Today we expect partly cloudy skies. Isolated showers are expected in the morning then showers, thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are possible in the afternoon. High temperatures from 87° to 92° are expected but will likely feel warmer than the thermometer indicates. Variable winds from 5 to 15 mph are forecasted.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Light and variable winds are expected this evening. Low temperatures from 74° to 79°. Scattered showers and partly to mostly cloudy skies. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.
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