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December 18, 2018 Weather Forecast

December 18, 2018, 7:00 AM HST
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High Surf Warning issued December 18 at 4:09AM HST until December 19 at 6:00PM HST by NWS

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Looking Ahead

A cold front is forecast to quickly move down the island chain later today through Wednesday, bringing increasing rain chances. Gusty northerly winds along with drier and cooler conditions will follow tonight through Thursday. Rain chances may linger over the eastern end of the state through Thursday as the front stalls and diminishes. A return of a more typical trade wind pattern will be possible Friday into the upcoming weekend.

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West Side

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Today: Isolated showers after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Windy, with a northeast wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Windy, with a northeast wind around 28 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

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South Side

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Light north northeast wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

North Shore

Today: Isolated showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northeast wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Breezy, with a northeast wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a northeast wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Central Maui

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light northwest wind becoming north northeast 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Scattered showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Upcountry

Today: Isolated showers after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Light east northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

East Maui

Today: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Breezy, with a north wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Lanai City

Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a light northeast wind increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Very windy, with a northeast wind 21 to 26 mph increasing to 28 to 33 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph.

Wednesday: Scattered showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Very windy, with a northeast wind 31 to 36 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Kaunakakai

Today: Isolated showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming north northeast 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Windy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Isolated showers before noon. Sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with a northeast wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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