Wet weather, potential thunderstorms in Memorial Day weekend forecast

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The three-day Memorial Day weekend could be a wet one for some areas of the state, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters said an approaching upper level disturbance will draw up increasingly moist and unstable air from the south. Showers are expected to increase, with the possibility of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Forecasters say Kauai and Oahu will be closest to the disturbance and will have the highest chance for thundershowers. Daytime heating and afternoon sea breezes could also lead to localized downpours.

"If you will be engaged in outdoor activities over the weekend, keep an eye to the sky and be aware of the possibility for lightning strikes, ponding of water in low-lying and poor drainage areas, and reduced visibility and poor driving conditions in any heavier downpours," said NWS meteorologist Robert Ballard.

A light southeast wind flow will also make it uncomfortable statewide, with hot, humid and hazy conditions. Pop-up showers are also possible during the afternoon.

There is some relief on the way from the warm, muggy weather. Drier and more stable air will start to return with the trade winds on Memorial Day.

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