Flood Watch Posted, Heavy Rain Possible Again Today
By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]
A Flash Flood Watch is posted for all islands through the day Friday due to the threat of heavy rain and saturated grounds across the state. Thunderstorms are also possible.
A High Surf Warning is posted for windward Maui and Molokai through 6 p.m. Saturday with wave heights rising to 12 to 18 foot faces in some spots. Expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Breaking waves may occasionally impact harbors making navigating the harbor channel difficult. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water.
A High Surf Advisory is posted for south facing shores from 6:00 a.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Maui County windward waters as well as all channels through 6 p.m. Friday for rough seas of up to 13 feet. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
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A humid and unstable air mass continues to linger so locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are possible through at least Friday and possibly even into the weekend. Winds are forecasted to remain light and humidity will continue to be high. Hurricane Jimena moves to the northeast of the state next week, and may begin to drift closer to the islands late next week. The system is still too far out to determine what if any affects may result.
Today we expect partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. High temperatures from 86° to 91°. Light and variable winds are expected up to 10 mph.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers. Low temperatures from 75° to 80°. Light and variable winds are expected up to 10 mph.
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