A Brief, Sunny Respite

Enjoy today's sunshine! There may not be much more the rest of the week. All islands should enjoy a one day respite from the wet weather today. Cool, drier air will prevail.

The next cold front is expected to be much more robust than the one we just experienced and perhaps more importantly, it won't cross the state as quickly. It is expected to stall and drop moderate to heavy showers for an extended period of time causing flooding. A slow drying trend will start Friday, but be cut short by yet another cold front approaching on Sunday.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH effective Wednesday for all islands. WINTER STORM WATCH for summits and upper slopes above 8,000 feet on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Surf is up on North and West shores and could get even bigger tomorrow. A new WNW long-period swell will roll in and potentially trigger a High Surf Warning.

Today there is a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for the North and West shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, the North Shores of Maui County and the West shores of Hawaii Island. Today's light and variable winds should make conditions pretty good.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY is up for all Hawaii coastal waters. A GALE WARNING for open ocean waters beyond our coasts.

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