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Forecast: Hazy skies take over as light winds linger over state

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The light winds are ushering in haze across the islands after starting off with mostly clear skies during the morning hours.  The sea breeze flow is kicking in during the afternoon hours, and it is creating clouds over interior sections.  Overall, the atmosphere is fairly dry, so there are just a few afternoon showers on the radar. This will be the trend the next couple of days, and with this flow, you can expect light winds to lead to daytime sea breezes and then switch to nighttime land breezes.  That means, clearing skies during the overnight hours that will allow temperatures to cool significantly during the early morning hours.  With cloud build up during the afternoons, we can expect a few isolated showers. 

Afternoon highs will climb to about 79 to 84 degrees with sea breezes between 5 to 10 mph.  During the overnight hours, expect partly cloudy skies with a few isolated showers.  Most of the islands will see clearing and land breezes to about 5 mph.  Overnight lows will cool to about 64 to 70 degrees.

We are tracking another front that has the potential to bring us more showers and clouds by Thursday evening into Friday.  This will mainly impact parts of Kauai, Oahu and Maui County.  There may be a slight boost in the winds as the front passes to our north, and then we will return to slower winds after it dissipates.  For now, there are no signs that significant trade winds will be returning in the near future. 

SURF OUTLOOK:

Right now, we still have a High Surf Advisory for north and west facing shores for most islands through tonight.  We are already tracking our next big swell.  The next large northwest swell is expected to arrive Thursday, building late Thursday through Thursday night with a peak Friday before steadily subsiding through the weekend. This swell will likely bring a return of small craft advisory conditions and warning level surf to the area.  Small southwest pulses from distant Hurricane Pali will remain possible through the week. A long-period small south swell will remain possible Thursday night through Friday night. A combination of these southerly sources will continue to generate small surf along the south facing shores through the week.

WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES:

High surf advisory until 6 pm HST for Niihau, Kauai windward, Kauai leeward, Waianae coast, Oahu north shore, Oahu Koolau, Molokai, Maui windward west, windward Haleakala. 

Wind advisory until 6 pm HST for Big Island summits.

Jennifer Robbins and Guy Hagi

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