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Forecast: Beautiful trade wind weather expected to last another day

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It is one of those days in Hawaii Nei, you have to stop and pinch yourself! Gorgeous trade wind weather is taking over most of the state, bringing us pleasant and comfortable conditions.  The trade winds began to fill in behind the front that swept across the western-end of the state on Wednesday.

Now, the weak front is stalling near Hawaii Island today. The frontal moisture remains shallow, and light shower activity will remain across some windward slopes of the Big Island and Maui today.  This front will continue to dissipate as Friday arrives.

On your Aloha Friday, the trade winds stay put; bringing us more stellar weather with some mauka clouds and abundant sunshine on leeward sides.  Just a few windward and mauka showers are expected.

By the time the weekend arrives, much lighter winds will take over and at times, these winds will blow out of the south.  This may bring more haze on Sunday, but overall, it should be very nice to make plans outside for barbecues and picnics.  

Another front will bring our north slopes rain and clouds late-Sunday into Monday.  We may see between a trace to about one inch of rain as the low cloud deck hovers over the western end of the state.  Again, leeward sides will likely not see too much action (main focus staying over the windward and mauka neighborhoods).

NWS SURF OUTLOOK: The current swell has gradually declined.  As of 3:00 pm, there is still a warning for Kauai and the rest of us are under an advisory instead of a warning.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
A series of warning level surf of similar, possibly larger size, will arrive Sunday, peak Monday then subside slightly through Tuesday. Then, an even larger northwest swell is slated to arrive late Wednesday into Thursday.  The Wednesday/Thursday scenario may be big enough to hold the Eddie.  Organizers will make a decision this weekend and determine if the contest will occur or not.

Watches/Warnings/Advisories (as of early this afternoon- may change by 5 pm when the evening package comes out):
High surf advisory until 6 am HST Friday for north and west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai and for north facing shores of Maui.

High surf warning until 6 pm HST this evening for north and west facing shores of Kauai and Niihau.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm HST this evening for all waters except Maalaea Bay, leeward Big Island waters, and Big Island southeast waters

Updated with aloha:

Jennifer Robbins 

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