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Flood Watch Extended through Tuesday Night

December 20, 2010, 8:28 PM HST
* Updated December 21, 6:00 AM
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(Update: 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010)

The National Weather Service has extended a FLASH FLOOD WATCH again, this time until late Tuesday night for all of the Hawaiian Islands. The wet weather is the result of a moist and unstable atmosphere that remains over the state. Forecasters say moderate to heavy showers falling on already wet ground may cause flash flooding conditions.

(Update 3:15 p.m., December 20, 2010)

The FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Maui County has been extended overnight.  It is expected to expire at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters say conditions may still develop that lead to flash flooding. According to the National Weather Service, heavy showers will maintain a risk for flash flooding through early Tuesday morning.

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The wet weather is the result of a very moist air mass that remains over the state.

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(Posted by Wendy Osher; information courtesy the National Weather Service)

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