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Drier, more stable trade wind weather moving in

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Don't expect a repeat of Friday afternoon's heavy rain and thunderstorms for Saturday. Forecasters expect trade wind weather to slowly return to the islands, decreasing the chance for severe weather for the remainder of the weekend.

An upper level disturbance responsible for Friday afternoon's lightning, thunder and hail has moved east of the state, bringing in more stable conditions. While trade winds are coming back, they will likely be light enough for daytime heating to increase afternoon clouds for interior areas of the islands, but any rain resulting from those clouds should not be as heavy as it was on Friday.

Trade winds may increase a bit more by Monday, with breezy northeast winds reaching Kauai as early as Sunday night. Moisture from an old cold front to the north may also ride in on the returning trades, with a few more windward and mauka showers in the forecast for Sunday night and Monday.

Central Oahu and upcountry Maui picked up the most rain in the last 24 hours, with the bulk of the rainfall likely between 1 and 4 p.m. The Waiawa rain gauge recorded 1.80 inches; a gauge in Kula picked up more than an inch and a half, while just over eight-tenths of an inch fell in Mililani.

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