More sweater weather ahead as overnight lows hover near records

More sweater weather ahead as overnight lows hover near records

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Keep those extra blankets and jackets out -- cooler than normal temperatures are in the forecast for a few more days, with some overnight lows hovering in record territory.

Tuesday's early-morning lows dipped into the low to upper 50s. The low at Honolulu Airport was 58 degrees, beating the old record of 59 set in 1974. Lihue Airport's low was 57, tying the record set in 1962.

Elsewhere around the state, Kalaeloa Airport and Wheeler Army Air Field had an unofficial low temperature of 54, while it got down to 56 at Lanai City and Molokai Airport. Kahului's low was 57 degrees. Records are only kept for Lihue, Honolulu, Kahului and Hilo.

More clouds over the Big Island kept overnight temperatures just a little warmer. Hilo and Kailua-Kona both dropped down to 65 degrees.

Cool and dry north winds will keep the temperatures on the chilly side and rainfall at a minimum. A low pressure system to the north of the islands, coupled with a high pressure area to the west of it, have funneled some cooler Arctic air toward the islands while drawing up moisture over the Big Island. The low is weakening and moving off to the east, but another low will take up residence roughly in the same area, bringing more cold air to the smaller islands from the north from Kauai to possibly Maui and drawing up even more moisture from the south for the Big Island and perhaps the Valley Isle.

The chance for the coolest weather will be Wednesday night and Thursday. That's also the highest chance for rain for the southern parts of the state.

The additional moisture for the southern end of the state will likely mean even more snow for the summit areas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

More normal temperatures and trade wind weather are expected for the weekend.

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