Flash Flood Watch extended for Kauai and Oahu through Tuesday

Flash Flood Watch extended for Kauai and Oahu through Tuesday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - [Update 7/22/14]

The Flash Flood Watch for Oahu and Kauai has expired.

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A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Oahu and Kauai until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters say that lingering instability combined with increased moisture moving in from the east overnight will bring the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms for Oahu and Kauai.

The greatest threat for flooding rainfall will be late tonight across windward and mountain areas.

Meanwhile, workers with the Department of Health on Monday found turbid water conditions at Kualoa, Kahana Bay through North shore up to Kaiaka Bay. The DOH urges the public to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Turbid water runoff have been known to attract sharks due to possible dead animals being washed into the ocean.

If coastal waters are brown, stay out.

On Maui, H.A. Baldwin Park remains closed due to a fallen Ironwood tree and downed power lines near the restroom area. There is also a large Kiawe tree blocking the bike path. Maui County officials also say that Kanaha Beach Park's 3rd entrance is also closed because of fallen trees.

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