Hot, Humid Weather Today for Maui County
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Special Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for unsettled weather expected this afternoon.
Locally heavy rainfall is forecasted for Monday and Tuesday afternoons for island interiors.
Daytime heating along with lots of moisture in the atmosphere could lead to locally heavy downpours with rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour and even lightning strikes.
Motorists are advised that during rush hour they may experience these conditions as well as ponding on the roadways and low visibility due to heavy rain.
By evening the showers will likely move back offshore. The same weather pattern is expected Tuesday.
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A bit of unsettled weather is on tap for the islands for the first half of the work week. Light southeast to south winds are expected. Volcanic haze is likely to show up over the western islands on Tuesday as well, lasting through Wednesday. The light wind conditions when combined with plenty of low level moisture will most likely lead to scattered showers. Showers could be locally heavy at times. Leeward Big Island will have active afternoon showers each day this week. In fact, a Flood Advisory was again posted for that area yesterday evening. A more stable trade wind weather pattern is expected to return to the islands Thursday.
Mostly sunny skies are expected in the morning with mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon and scattered showers. Winds will be light and variable up to 15 mph so our high temperatures, expected from 86° to 91°, will likely feel warmer due to the humidity.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Variable winds are expected tonight up to 15 mph. Partly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers in windward and mauka spots in the evening. After midnight the showers will taper off some. Leeward areas could get some isolated showers. Low temperatures from 73° to 78° are expected.
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