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Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Possible This Weekend

August 6, 2016, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated August 5, 9:53 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all islands from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon. Moisture from the remnants of tropical cyclone Howard and a disturbance near the islands will bring together the ingredients for potential unsettled weather. Heavy rains and thunderstorms are possible.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā channels as well as Māʻalaea Bay through 6 p.m. Saturday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores from 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Looking Ahead

Fresh to locally breezy trade winds are expected to stay in place through Saturday with clouds and showers favoring our usual windward and mauka spots. Remnant moisture from former Tropical Cyclone Howard will move through over the weekend into early next week, bringing the potential for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms Saturday night through Monday. A Flood Watch goes into effect later this weekend. Trade wind weather should return Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Today & Sunday

Partly cloudy with scattered windward showers and just isolated showers for leeward sides. In the afternoon shower coverage could increase. High temperatures from 85° to 90°. Winds will be out of the northeast around 15 to 25 mph. On Sunday, locally heavy rainfall is possible along with isolated thunderstorms. Winds will veer southeasterly around 15 mph with afternoon sea breezes.

UV index at 13 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Northeast winds are expected around 15 to 25 mph. Mostly cloudy skies with frequent windward showers and numerous leeward showers. Low temperatures from 74° to 79°. On Sunday night, locally heavy rainfall is possible along with isolated thunderstorms. Winds will veer southeasterly around 15 mph.

 

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