Unstable weather results in heavy rain around state

Unstable weather results in heavy rain around state

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An upper level disturbance moving over the state triggered heavy rain Tuesday, resulting in flood warnings for parts of Kauai and Oahu along with flood advisories elsewhere.

The National Weather Service said on Kauai, 2.40 inches of rain was recorded at the Wainiha rain gauge between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Waialae gauge recorded 2.31 inches and Mohihi Crossing picked up 2.16 inches during the same six-hour period. Hanalei picked up 2.08 inches of rain.

On Oahu, much of the island was under a flash flood warning for a few hours Tuesday evening. Between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., the Waihee Pump gauge in Windward Oahu recorded 3.84 inches of rain. The Luluku gauge got 1.75 inches of rain during the same period, while 1.29 inches fell at Niu Valley in East Oahu.

The island of Lanai was also under a flood advisory for a time Tuesday. The Lanai #1 gauge recorded 2.88 inches of rain in the 12 hours that ended at 11 p.m.

The upper level feature that triggered the heavy rain will weaken over the next few days and more stable conditions should return. However, winds will remain light and muggy conditions will remain over the islands for a few more days.

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