Latest forecast calls for lots of clouds, not as much rain

Hawaii radar at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy: NOAA
Hawaii radar at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy: NOAA

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunday is turning out to be quite cloudy, but not as wet, as originally anticipated. But a slight chance of heavy showers is still a few days out for Kauai.

High clouds are being drawn up by strong southwest winds aloft ahead of a cold front to the northwest of the state. The clouds aren't bringing a lot of moisture, so only light showers are expected.

The latest forecast calls for the weak front to approach Kauai sometime Monday and maybe reach Oahu Tuesday before dissipating or retreating northward. The system is expected to bring a few showers, but no heavy rain is anticipated.

Another cold front is forecast to form Tuesday west of Kauai and come close enough to the Garden Isle to bring some heavy showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms Tuesday night or Wednesday. Light trade winds are supposed to gradually return sometime Wednesday, bringing the more typical showers for windward and mauka areas.

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