Chance of Thunderstorms Today, Wet Weekend Ahead

December 16, 2016, 7:33 AM HST · Updated December 16, 7:33 AM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Warning is posted for north and west facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 a.m. Saturday. See more details in our surf forecast at the link at the bottom of this page.

Gale Warning posted for all offshore waters today.

Small Craft Advisory posted through 6 p.m. Saturday for all coastal waters.

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    Looking Ahead

    A weak cold front over the Big Island will move east of the state later today. A deep low pressure system associated with this front is now forecast to move south and pass just west of Hawaii Saturday and Sunday. This introduces the possibility of thunderstorms. The low is expected to drag deep moisture in from the east Sunday through Monday night. Trade winds should return Monday night into Tuesday.

     

    Today 

    Partly sunny skies are expected with scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms for Maui County. High temperatures from 75° to 80°. West winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph expected.

    UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight 

    West winds around 15 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Low temperatures from 65° to 71°.

     

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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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