Forecast: Swell dropping, but wave heights remain elevated

Forecast: Swell dropping, but wave heights remain elevated

Tradewinds will return Friday and speed up slightly through the weekend.

The air shift means better air quality with lower humidity levels. Rainfall will be minimal with only a few light windward showers.

The country swell is dropping, although wave heights will remain elevated through Friday.

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

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect 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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