Winds gradually diminish as cold front passes through state

Winds gradually diminish as cold front passes through state

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Wind Advisory for the Hawaiian islands has been canceled Tuesday as strong southwest winds gradually diminish in the morning, the National Weather Service said. However, localized strong gusts are still possible over parts of Maui County as a cold front moves over the area.

Meanwhile, a High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the summit areas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. West winds will reach 60 to 80 miles per hour through Wednesday.

The cold front will also bring the possibility of heavy showers.

Computer forecast models show the leading edge of the front reaching Maui County and the Big Island of Hawaii on Tuesday. There may be enough low-level moisture for some localized downpours, but thunderstorms are not expected.

The low pressure area with the front is also forecast to bring warning level surf to the north and west shores of the islands, with the swell peaking Tuesday.

For the rest of the week, drier weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday but winds may remain westerly. There may be another cold front that could bring more rain Friday and Saturday, but it is too early to say for sure.

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