Lingering Tropical Moisture from LANE Keeps Islands Wet Today

August 28, 2018, 7:05 AM HST · Updated August 28, 7:05 AM
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Radar imagery 8.28.18. PC: NOAA/NWS.

“Lingering deep tropical moisture associated with Lane will keep island weather cloudy and wet today,” according to the National Weather Service, which had issued a Flood Watch for the state in effect through this afternoon.

“Drier, more typical trade wind weather is expected to spread from east across the state tonight into Wednesday, prevailing through Friday. A more showery trade wind weather may return to the state over the later part of the weekend,” according to the NWS.

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Forecasters say the lingering moisture coupled with an unstable airmass will increase the potential for heavy rainfall. Any additional heavy rainfall today over already saturated grounds which could quickly lead to flash flooding.

The NWS reminds the public not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot. “Turn around… Don’t drown.”

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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