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Gusty tradewinds, wet weather in short-term forecast

Satellite image at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Image Source: NOAA) Satellite image at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Image Source: NOAA)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Buckle up for some breezy weather for the next several days, with showers hitching a ride on the tradewinds.

A strong area of high pressure is parked to the north of the state and will keep the trades blowing in the 15- to 25-mile-per-hour range with gusts to 35 miles per hour for the weekend.

It could remain rather breezy all the way through Veteran's Day and maybe even longer.

Forecast models say the high will drift eastward and strengthen over the weekend. It then will weaken slightly but drift southeastward, so the net effect could be even breezier trades for the first half of the week.

An area of clouds moving in on the trades was keeping windward areas damp, especially on Oahu, Saturday morning. It will be slightly drier by afternoon, but expect clouds and frequent showers for windward and mauka areas of the islands. The trades will be strong enough to push some of those showers leeward.

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