Forecast: Surf dropping for now, with more light winds

First Alert Forecast for Thursday

Winds will remain on the light side and rainfall will be rather sparse over the next several days as a series of cold fronts pass to the north of the state. This will keep a ridge of high pressure over the islands, which will limit the wind and rainfall. We could get a few light windward showers in the morning and some afternoon clouds and maybe some interior showers. The winds may strengthen just a little over the weekend from the east-southeast over the weekend as the ridge briefly lifts to the north, but then will become light again by Monday.

In surf, a large north-northeast swell will keep a high surf warning up overnight for the east shores of Molokai, Maui and the Big Island. There’s also a high surf advisory for the north shores of those islands, as well as the east shores of Oahu and Kauai. Surf heights are expected to drop below advisory levels by morning. A new northwest swell is expected to bring surf above warning levels this weekend. For mariners, there’s a small craft advisory up for the windward waters of Maui County and the Big Island.

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