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Flood Watch Through Tuesday Afternoon as Rain Shifts Westward

January 19, 2021, 1:30 AM HST
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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon for Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Kahoʻolawe and Lānaʻi.

The National Weather Service says “abundant moisture from a stalled front near the Big Island will continue to bring the threat of flash flooding through Tuesday.”

Forecasters say the greatest areas of risk will be over windward and mountain areas.

The NWS forecast calls for moisture to gradually shift westward today, bringing increasing chances of heavy rain to Oʻahu.

The forecast advises: “Significant flooding may occur due to the overflow of streams and drainages. Roads in several areas may be closed, along with property damage in urban or low-lying spots due to runoff. Landslides may also occur in areas with steep terrain.”

PC: NOAA/NWS satellite imagery 1.19.21 1:26 a.m.

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