Brrr! For Hawaii, anyway, as temps drop to the 50s

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cool temperatures greeted island residents again Friday morning, with several areas recording overnight lows in the 50s.

According to the National Weather Service, Molokai Airport recorded a low of 53 degrees Friday morning. It got down to 54 degrees at Kalaeloa Airport, 55 at Kahului Airport, 58 at Lihue Airport, 60 at Hilo Airport and 61 in Honolulu.

It was a bit warmer in Kona, which had a Friday morning low of 67.

Those temperatures were a just a little warmer than Thursday's lows. Kalaeloa was 51 degrees. Wheeler Army Airfield had a low of 53. Lihue Airport dropped down to 56 degrees, Hilo's low was 58, and even Kona dropped to 60 degrees.

Honolulu's low was 61, while Molokai Airport and Kahului Airport's both dipped to 63 degrees.

While cool, the lows did not break any records for Thursday. You'd have to go back to January 23, 1969, when record low temperatures were set in Honolulu (55 degrees), Lihue (51), Kahului (52) and Hilo (54).

Daytime temperatures Thursday were also on the cooler side, by island standards. Kalaeloa and Molokai Airport only got as warm as 74 degrees Thursday afternoon, while Lihue posted a high of 75. Honolulu and Hilo warmed up to 77 degrees. If you wanted warmth, 79 was the high in Kahului and Kona.

The current cool weather will change on Saturday ahead of yet another approaching, but weaker cold front. Winds will be shifting and become southwest to westerly, with showers expected to increase late Saturday night. Weather could remain on the wet side for much of the beginning of next week, with daytime highs in the upper 70s to near 80 and overnight lows in the mid 60s.

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