HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a Wind Advisory for Kauai, Niihau, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Maui through 6 a.m. Monday.
The wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 miles per hour or gusts or at least 50 miles per hour are expected. Motorists should use extra caution. Be aware of downed tree branches on roadways. The wind could also make driving difficult, especially for higher profile vehicles like trucks and SUV's.
A strong high pressure system is expected to boost northeast winds to 30-35 miles per hour with localized gusts over 50 miles per hour. The strongest winds will be near ridges that are exposed to the northeast winds, and across leeward sections that are downwind of steep terrain.
The winds are forecast to peak this afternoon and evening before diminishing overnight. A low pressure system will form between Hawaii and the high pressure center tonight, which will cause the winds to diminish rapidly by Monday.