Flood Watch Extended, Weekend Forecast Uncertain
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
The Flood Watch for Maui County was been extended through the day today and is in effect until 6 p.m.
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Moisture that has been lingering the last couple of days is expected to gradually decrease across the Hawaiian islands Wednesday and Thursday. Trade winds will build back in from east to west from late Wednesday into Friday, with a more settled weather pattern briefly returning. Unsettled weather is possible once again over the weekend, as a tropical disturbance far southeast of the state may draw closer. Most models are showing formation of a tropical cyclone within this area. It is still too early to determine what, if any, impacts will be felt in the islands from this potentially developing disturbance, but the forecast should be monitored closely, especially if making outdoor plans for the upcoming weekend. The forecast for the weekend at this point contains an extreme amount of uncertainty, but chance of rainfall has been increased and so have the forecasted wind speeds.
Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected in the morning with clouds building for the afternoon and scattered showers. The chance for heavy rain in Maui County is less than it has been the last two days. However, the chance for heavy rainfall lingers and therefore the flood watch has been extended to 6 p.m. tonight. 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)
Light and variable winds are expected tonight. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with scattered showers in windward and mauka spots. Leeward areas could get scattered showers in the evening but gradual clearing is expected through the night. Low temperatures from 72° to 77° are expected.
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