BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Big Island from noon Friday until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Ana is expected to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Big Island, then likely sweeping from east to west across the remainder of the island chain this weekend.
The threat for Flash flooding on the Big Island will begin Friday afternoon continuing through Sunday.
Forecasters expect rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Ana of 6 to 8 inches with locally up to 12 inches along the southeastern, southern and western portion of the Big Island.
In addition to possible flash flooding, excessive runoff may result in rock and mudslides in steep terrain.