Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Expected This Weekend

April 29, 2017, 1:20 AM HST · Updated April 28, 9:29 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Flood Watch: In effect through Sunday afternoon.

High Surf Advisory: South shores of Molokai, Lāna’i and Maui through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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

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    Looking Ahead

    Complicated weather is expected through the weekend. All the ingredients will be present for flare ups in the form of heavy rain and thunderstorms. A front is forecast to stall over the state while simultaneously a disturbance high in the atmosphere brings instability.

    Heavy rain is expected to be widespread, especially in Maui county this weekend. Rain will affect windward areas, while also impacting urban and leeward areas, which are more susceptible to flooding problems, especially in south and west Maui. These areas include Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, and low-water crossings along Piilani Highway between Kaupo and Ulupalakua.

    The heaviest rainfall is expected over Maui County and wet weather should continue into next week with a drying trend through the work week.

     

    Today & Sunday

    We have variable winds today around 5 to 15 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 79° to 84°. Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely and scattered thunderstorms. Some showers could be heavy at times. Flooding is not out of the question as indicated by the Flood Watch put into place by the National Weather Service – keep an eye out for any urgent Flood Advisories or Warnings.

    Sunday, mostly cloudy skies are forecast with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall is still possible.

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

     

    Tonight & Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely and scattered thunderstorms. The threat of thunderstorms is not as high on Sunday night. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°. Winds are expected to be variable at about 5 to 15 mph.

     

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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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