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Winter weather advisory issued for Big Island summits

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MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Big Island summits above 12,000 feet are facing snow and freezing rain that have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory effective noon Monday until until noon Tuesday.

Forecasters said an upper-level low will pass over the Big Island, resulting in snow showers and thunderstorms developing Monday afternoon and continuing into the evening. Up to 3 inches of snow are expected.

Temperatures will be in the low 30s, with southeasterly winds between 10 to 15 mph and gusts over 50 mph Monday night.

Forecasters expect roads to be slippery, making driving conditions difficult.

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