Flood Watch cancelled for Kauai and Niihau, showers linger

Interactive radar at 4:02 a.m.
Interactive radar at 4:02 a.m.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Flash Flood Watch for the islands of Kauai and Niihau has been cancelled, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters say that while additional rainfall is expected Thursday, the threat for flooding rains has diminished.

On Wednesday, the Department of Education said students attending North Shore schools on Kauai could leave school early becuase of the wet weather. They released the following statement to the media.

"Due to the inclement weather, students living in Princeville and Hanalei to Haena that attend Kapaa Middle and Kapaa High schools will be released early from school today."

Bus service will be provided and will be picking up and dropping off the students. 

Hanalei Elementary School will remain open and busses will be at the school for early Wednesday release at 12:50 p.m. The A Plus program is cancelled for today. All other Department of Education schools are open."

Heavy rain also prompted the Department of Land and Natural Resources to close the Kalalau trailhead at Haena State Park Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. due to flooding. A determination will be made Thursday whether the trail can be reopened.

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