Flood advisory canceled for Oahu; Watch continues for Kauai, Niihau

Hawaii Radar at 11:45 a.m. Monday
Hawaii Radar at 11:45 a.m. Monday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A flash flood watch remains in effect for the islands of Kauai and Niihau until 6 a.m. Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has canceled a flood advisory for Oahu that had originally been posted until 7:30 a.m. on Monday. 

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, an approaching cold front is producing heavy showers and will increase the potential for flash flooding over Kauai and Niihau.

The NWS also says that radar showed heavy rains moving over leeward Oahu from the southwest, with more shower activity still developing offshore.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to dangerous flash flooding. Remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur.

Heavy or persistent rains will cause streams to rise, even in areas where rain is not occurring. Heavy rain will also produce slick roadways and reduce visibility, making driving hazardous.

Kauai County officials announced Sunday that because of safety concerns caused by the weather, the Hanalei, Kapaa and Hanapepe refuse transfer stations are temporarily not accepting green waste, scrap metal and appliances. The Lihue transfer station was accepting green waste, but a county spokeswoman said that could change due to weather conditions.

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