Winds Gradually Dropping Today

August 18, 2017, 1:18 AM HST · Updated August 17, 7:24 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In place through 6 p.m. Friday.

Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding associated with spring tides (King tides) is possible over the next couple of days. The greatest potential for flooding is midday and in the mid to late afternoon hours of Friday into early next week.

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

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    Looking Ahead

    Winds are forecast to gradually weaken and become light to moderate this weekend. Clouds and showers will favor our usual windward and mauka spots mainly in the morning and evening hours. An increase in trade wind showers is possible early next week, with potential for a few afternoon leeward showers as winds diminish.

     

    Today

    We expect northeast winds around 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 86° to 91°. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered morning showers for windward spots and sunny skies for leeward areas.

    UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)

     

    Tonight 

    Partly to mostly cloudy skies with windward showers likely and isolated showers for leeward areas. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°. Winds are expected to be northeast around 10 to 20 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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