Drier Conditions Expected Through Weekend

October 22, 2015, 1:58 AM HST · Updated October 21, 8:02 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east facing shores of Maui through 6 p.m. Saturday as Olaf brings hazardous surf to these shorelines. Waves are expected to build to 8 to 12 foot faces.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 a.m. Thursday. East to northeast winds up to 25 knots are forecast along with seas up to 10 feet.

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    Looking Ahead

    Moderate trade wind flow will slowly weaken Thursday through the weekend with drier conditions expected. A cold front will move through the islands early next week bringing an increase in chances for showers as well as stronger trade winds and lower humidity.

    Hurricane Olaf is forecast to pass well east of the islands over the weekend. Olaf is expected to bring large surf to the islands, but it is too soon to know what other impacts Olaf will have. We will keep an eye on this situation and let you know if anything changes drastically.

     

    Today  

    Today partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected with in the morning with showers favoring windward areas. More sunshine is forecast as the day goes on. Mostly sunny skies are expected for leeward spots. High temperatures from 84° to 89°. Northeast winds are forecast around 15 mph with higher gusts.

    UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    Northeast winds are forecast around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°. Partly cloudy skies are expected with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers.

     

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    Meteorologist Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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