Forecast: Somewhat wet, but mostly windy weekend ahead
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A fast-moving cold front will bring blustery conditions to the state this weekend.
The National Weather Service has canceled the wind advisory that was supposed to take effect Saturday afternoon, but cool north winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 40 miles per hour are still expected Saturday night and Sunday.
The winds will arrive with a strong cold front that will sweep across the state, starting with Kauai late Saturday afternoon, Oahu on Saturday night, and the rest of the islands Sunday.
The front is not expected to bring a lot of rain, but residents should take precautions and prepare for the wind.
The possibility of strong winds is coming in a busy weekend that includes the final day of the Punahou Carnival on Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday.
If you have outdoor activities planned for Super Bowl Sunday, it may be windy and chilly, with daytime temperatures in the 70s. If you're on Maui or the Big Island, it may be wet in the morning as well.
A High Wind Warning will take effect at midnight Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Strong west winds of 65 miles per hour are expected.
Surf will be small Saturday but will be rising into Sunday for north and west shores.
Another big swell is due Wednesday with even bigger waves and better conditions. For mariners, a Small Craft Advisory will take effect at 2 p.m. for waters around Kauai County, Oahu and Maui County for the strong winds and high seas from the cold front.
The Severe Weather Team will be monitoring the forecasts closely through the weekend.