Forecast: Vog may be in the air before trade winds push it away

Forecast: Vog may be in the air before trade winds push it away

Light winds and mostly dry weather will continue through tonight, with trade winds gradually strengthening Friday into the weekend.

The moderate trade winds will deliver a few windward showers that will favor nights and mornings, but a mostly dry pattern will persist. Trade winds will are expected to weaken Monday as a front approaches, but stronger trade winds Tuesday and Wednesday of next week may deliver increased windward showers. Periods of vog are possible, mainly today and again on Monday.

A large northwest swell peaked yesterday and is slowly trending down. Country surf is expected to diminish below advisory levels statewide on Friday. Mostly small surf will prevail through the weekend, with a moderate northwest swell on Tuesday likely peaking below advisory levels. Elsewhere, a small south swell will gradually diminish today.

High Surf Advisory until 6 a.m. Friday for north and west facing shores of Kauai, Niihau, Oahu, and Molokai as well as north-facing shores of Maui, and west-facing shores of the Big Island.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 p.m. for Kauai northwest waters, Kauai windward waters, Kauai leeward waters, Kauai channel, Oahu windward waters, Kaiwi Channel, Maui county windward waters, Alenuihaha channel, and Big Island windward waters.

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