HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mostly dry and pleasant weather can be expected over the next several days as a ridge of high pressure lies near the area. Winds will be light with just a few showers expected around the area. A front will approach the area on Wednesday with southwesterly winds developing ahead of it. A period of showers will accompany the frontal passage Thursday and Friday with northerly and northeasterly winds following the front.
An extra large northwest swell will peak tonight near Oahu and early Sunday morning for areas around the Big Island. A High Surf Warning is in effect for north and west facing shores of most of the smaller islands to 6 pm HST Sunday afternoon. The High Surf Warning for the west facing shores of the Big Island is still on track of becoming effective at 6 pm HST this afternoon, although the highest surf will come later tonight into Sunday morning. Latest WAVEWATCH III suggest potential warning level surf returning on Monday with a 12 foot 15 second period reinforcing swell. These values translate to low end warning, which also mean the High Surf Warning will likely be extended through Monday or Monday night. This prolong NW swell finally starts to subside on Tuesday, continuing through Wednesday.