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Weak front arrives, bringing rain, stronger winds

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A weak cold front has arrived in the islands, dropping a few showers and increasing winds as it moves from Kauai toward the Big Island.

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall was recorded in many parts of the Garden Isle. Unofficial rain gage amounts for the 12 hours that ended at 2 p.m. totaled 3.17 inches at Kilohana, 1.76 inches at Wainiha and 1.42 inches atop Mount Waialeale. Kokee received .97 inches, while the North Wailua Ditch gage picked up .69 inch and Lihue Airport received .43 inches.

Strong high pressure behind the front has also boosted northeast winds for Kauai. At 2 p.m., winds at Lihue Airport were blowing from the north at 20 miles per hour.

The front is forecast to continue moving through the smaller islands before reaching the Big Island of Hawaii tonight. The strong winds will likely push some of the remnant moisture from the front back over the islands, so expect wet and breezy trade wind weather to continue into Thursday. The winds and showers should back down a bit by Aloha Friday and into the weekend. 

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