WEEKEND WEATHER: Tracking a cold front and a warning-level swell - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

WEEKEND WEATHER: Tracking a cold front and a warning-level swell

A low-pressure system far to the north of the state is associated with hurricane-force winds that is generating a warning-level swell for north- and west- facing shores. The tail-end of the front will move southward toward Maui County and then will dissipate as it heads closer to Hawaii Island.

Before it dissipates, high winds will continue to develop over the Big Island Summits where we have a High Wind Warning.

Winds have the potential to clock in as high as 75 mph over the summits. 

Meanwhile, there are several fronts that will be passing north of the state. These fronts will keep our wind pattern on the slower-end, and at times the winds will kick up out of the south bringing some haze to the islands throughout the week.

There is also the possibility of pop up interior showers during the afternoon hours.

On Sunday, expect a fairly clear start in many spots and then cloud build up over interior sections during the afternoon. Afternoon highs will climb to about 79 to 85 degrees with overnight lows starting in the high 60s and low 70s. The wind pattern will bring daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes. 

NWS SURF OUTLOOK: A warning-level swell will rapidly bring up surf on north and west facing shores tonight.  A smaller reinforcing northwest swell will arrive late Sunday into Monday and keep advisory level surf along north and west facing shores into Tuesday before declining. A small southwest swell from distant tropical storm Pali will give a little boost to south facing shores Sunday into Monday. Another large northwest swell is expected to arrive later next week and hold into the weekend.

NWS Watches/Warnings/Advisories:

High surf warning until 6 p.m. Sunday for north and west facing shores of Niihau Kauai Oahu Molokai and north facing shores of Maui.

High wind warning until 10 p.m. Saturday for Big Island summits.

Small craft advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday for Kauai northwest waters, Kauai windward waters, Kauai leeward waters, Kauai channel, Oahu windward waters, Oahu leeward waters, Kaiwi Channel, Maui county windward waters, Alenuihaha channel, Big Island windward waters.

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