Oahu Flood Advisory Dropped

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service dropped the Flood Advisory for Oahu. After a morning of steady rain, the showers have eased and there is no longer an imminent threat of ponding and runoff.

West and Central Oahu got the heaviest showers. Rain gauges in Makua and near Schofield showed more than 3 inches in the last 24 hours. Waianae and Wheeler Army Airfield got about 1.5 inches. In contrast, Honolulu International Airport got less than 0.25 inch.

The showers are associated with a cold front that is moving across the island chain from west to east. It should reach the Big Island by Saturday morning.

Behind the front are strong northerly winds that will bring a few showers to windward and mauka areas, but it will be drier leeward at least through Saturday. Unstable air aloft will move in over the islands on Sunday and create the possibility of thunderstorms and perhaps snow on the summits.

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