Wet weather to continue through weekend

Rain dampens Aloha Friday, could extend into weekend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The wet weather that rolled in Friday will continue for Oahu through Sunday.

Forecasters said some parts of Oahu could see moderate to heavy showers. Kauai and Maui could also see rain through the weekend.

On Friday, the rain put a damper on many outdoor activities.

One of the events affected was the monthly "Eat The Street" food truck rally in Kakaako. The event usually draws about 7,000 to 8,000 people, who normally gather on the last Friday of the month. This month it was held a week early, and more than 40 vendors still showed up, despite the wet weather.

"They're all prepared to be here tonight," said Brandon Askew, one of Eat The Street's organizers. "So we wanted to make sure that we could get them the opportunity to still sell their food."

Customers brought their umbrellas and rain jackets along with their appetites. Some vendors adjusted when the weather brought lemons.

"We definitely downsized a lot of what we would normally bring," said Kawika Brummond of Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade. "We have lemonade, and this kind of weather isn't usually the most ideal for lemonade."

In Halawa, it poured from time to time during the State Football Championships at Aloha Stadium, where fans aren't allowed to bring umbrellas.

At Ala Moana Beach, there was a lot of empty wet sand, except for Japanese newlyweds, who probably didn't have the option to return on a sunny day. There was no sunset backdrop for their wedding photos, but at least they had the beach to themselves.

As for Eat The Street, they'll have a make-up date next week, on Black Friday.

"It's a bonus Eat The Street for November," said Askew. "We want to bring all the same vendors back out and give them a chance to still do good this month."

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