Weak cold front brings rain to islands, thunderstorms possible

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A weak cold front moved through the state Sunday, bringing rain mainly for Kauai and Oahu Sunday morning. And forecasters say more showers are poised to arrive Monday night and Tuesday.

Satellite pictures showed abundant clouds from the front draped over the state from Kauai through Maui. Most of the showers were for Maui county.

An upper level disturbance is forecast to move over the state, which will destabilize the atmosphere and bring a chance of heavier showers Monday night, and perhaps even a chance of thunderstorms for a limited area by Tuesday.

The front brought clouds and mid-day rain for Oahu, making for a wet tailgate party at Aloha Stadium before the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Most of the showers cleared the area by game time.

The front passed through Kauai earlier Sunday morning, but only dropped limited amounts of rain.

The National Weather Service said gauges at Puu Opae and Makaha Ridge in West Kauai recorded about an inch of rain in the 12 hours that ended at 8 a.m. Sunday. Other Garden Isle gauges recorded a tenth to a half-inch of rain for the most part.

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