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Hawai‘i Under Flash Flood Watch Through Tuesday

March 15, 2020, 8:54 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 8:59 AM
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PC: NOAA/NWS. Satellite imagery for 3.15.20.

A Flash Flood Watch continues for entire state through Tuesday afternoon as a Kona Low forms west the islands tonight.

The National Weather Service says, “Increased southeast to south winds, bands of heavy rainfall, and thunderstorms are expected. While all islands could experience flooding rainfall, Kauaʻi and Oʻahu will see the greatest risk.”

According to the NWS, heavy rain will likely affect urban and leeward locations as well as lower elevations, which are more vulnerable to flooding impacts.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water water in their vehicle or on foot.

Campers and hikers should reschedule their outing to a time when weather is expected to be more favorable. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.

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