HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lighter winds are forecast across the islands with dry conditions over Kauai and Oahu. A surface trough will linger near the Big Island over the next few days enhancing clouds and showers over east Maui and the Big Island into the weekend. A high pressure system moving into the Central Pacific on Monday will bring breezy north to northeast winds with a mostly dry weather pattern across the state through Tuesday. Clouds and a few showers from a shallow cold front will pass through the state from west to east on Tuesday and Wednesday likely increasing windward and mountain showers over all islands. Strong and cold north to northeast trade wind push may develop on Wednesday.
Surf along east facing shores will hold through Thursday around advisory levels (8 ft), then gradually ease into the weekend as the swell lowers. The high surf advisory in place will continue through Thursday as a result, then likely be lowered beginning Thursday night or by Friday.
An upward trend is expected next week in response to a potential powerful hurricane-force low projected to develop off the coast of Japan Saturday. Surf could near warning levels for exposed north and west facing shores Wednesday through Thursday.