HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The unstable, wet and windy weather is here to stay.. certainly through Thursday but perhaps even longer. An approaching cold front to the west has turned our winds southerly and dragged up very moist air left behind by the previous cold front that dampened our islands on Monday.
The forecast calls for widespread showers for Kauai, Oahu and Maui County. The Big Island will also see its share of moisture, but not as much as the others. The atmosphere above Kauai and Oahu is particularly unstable, so there is chance of thunderstorms forming over those islands today. But heavy showers are possible for all islands, all day as the cold front comes closer.
Some improvement is expected on Friday as the front weakens. But another cold front is right its heels, expected to arrive on Monday. That puts a big question mark on the forecast for the weekend.
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Here are the warnings, watches and advisories as of the time of this posting:
FLASH FLOOD WARNING - Island of Maui
URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY - Islands of Molokai and Maui
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH - Islands of Kauai and Oahu
FLASH FLOOD WATCH - All Islands
WIND ADVISORY - Windward areas of Kauai, Oahu and Maui County, Summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island
WINTER STORM WARNING - Big Island summits above 8,000 feet
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY - All Hawaii coastal waters
GALE WARNING - All Hawaii offshore waters
HIGH SURF ADVISORY - North and West shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai.. North Shores of Maui and West shores of Hawaii Island
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