Winds Strengthening, Instability Lingers Today

October 13, 2017, 1:53 AM HST · Updated October 12, 6:58 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments
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    Looking Ahead

    The trade winds are forecast to slowly strengthen through Friday night and become breezy Saturday with locally windy conditions expected Sunday through much of next week. Unstable conditions are lingering over the islands through Friday night and possibly into the first half of the weekend, with some locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms possible across portions of the island chain. More typical trade wind weather is forecast to return Sunday with showers favoring our usual windward and mauka spots.

     

    Today 

    We expect east winds around 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts today. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast with occasional windward showers and scattered leeward showers. Locally heavy rainfall is possible today with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures up to 83° to 88°.

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

     

    Tonight 

    Mostly cloudy skies with windward showers and scattered leeward showers and the possibility of locally heavy rain and thunderstorms. Low temperatures from 74° to 79°. Winds are expected to be out of the east around 15 mph or more.

     

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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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