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Disturbance to the North Enhances Showers Today

August 12, 2015, 1:49 AM HST
* Updated August 12, 6:36 AM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

Alerts

A Hydrologic Outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service. Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible Thursday and Friday as Hilda approaches the state. The NWS warns that regardless of its strength, the system will have the potential to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for Maui as swell generated by Hilda continues to affect easterly exposures. The advisory is posted through 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Wave heights of 8 to 12 feet are expected Wednesday. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for Hawaiian offshore waters from 40 nautical miles out to 240 nautical miles until further notice.

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Today

Today we expect high temperatures from 86° to 91°. East winds are expected today from 15 to 20 mph. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with numerous showers for windward and mauka spots and scattered leeward showers. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall for the afternoon.

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UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

East winds are expected tonight from 15 to 20 mph. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with numerous showers for windward spots and isolated showers in leeward areas. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible in the evening. Low temperatures from 72° to 77° are expected.

 

Looking Ahead

Gentle to moderate trade winds are expected to continue as Hilda slowly nears the Big Island. A disturbance high in the atmosphere remains north of the state and is expected to enhance showers, producing some localized heavy rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday. Hilda is expected to bring widespread rain across the Big Island, with some rain expected for the smaller islands.

 

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