Forecast: Light winds persist into next week, giant swell on the way

Forecast: Light winds persist into next week, giant swell on the way
Light winds persist into next week, more big surf on the way

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mostly dry conditions along with light trades will prevail across the state through the weekend and into early next week. Showers will favor windward areas, except through the afternoon hours across leeward locations where clouds and a few showers associated with sea breezes will be possible. Rainfall accumulations, however, will remain limited with the dry air and stable conditions in place.

A large and very dangerous swell is expected to reach the north and west facing shores of Kauai early Saturday morning, with a rapid rise to dangerous level in just a couple of hours. The swell will continue down the rest of the island chain the rest of Saturday and Saturday evening. The swell will peak at around 15 feet and 18 seconds Saturday evening. This translate to warning level surf for both north and west facing shores of most islands, including the Kona side of the Big Island Saturday through Sunday.

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