Flash Flood Watch issued statewide

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for all islands effective at midnight Tuesday night through late Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a strong upper level disturbance will approach the state on Tuesday. The airmass will become highly unstable with areas of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall by Tuesday night.

Forecasters said the low pressure area may move away Thursday, but southeast winds could bring more moisture to the state for a few more days.

Rainfall and runoff may cause hazardous driving conditions. The public is advised to drive with caution.

The weather service has also issued a Winter Storm Watch for the summit areas of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, effective at 6 p.m. Tuesday through late Thursday night. Snow could accumulate down to the 9,000 to 10,000 elevation, according to forecasters.

Follow the storm with our Interactive Radar Map.

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