Wet conditions, possible heavy rain to linger into the weekend

An upper level disturbance will keep wet and unsettled weather over the state into the weekend as it moves westward over the state. The wettest conditions will be for windward and mauka areas, but a lot of showers are also possible for leeward spots. Some of those showers may be heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms through Friday and perhaps even longer. More snow and ice is also possible for the summits of Haleakala, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, where a winter storm warning remains in effect. Trade winds will be breezy to locally windy until Saturday, when the winds could become light and variable for the eastern end of the state as the disturbance drifts westward over the islands.

A big northeast swell is on the way down, but a high surf warning will remain posted for east shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, with a high surf advisory remaining up for the north shores of those islands. Surf will still be unusually large for the east shores at 10 to 15 feet. A small craft advisory also remains up for mainly windward coastal waters.

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