HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wet and windy for your Wednesday!
That slow moving cold front will stall out over the Big Island today. Moisture associated with the front will get blown back across the smaller islands for the rest of the week. Windward and mauka neighborhoods will get most of the shower activity, but leeward locales will get their fair share. The strong northerly winds we are experiencing this morning are expected to continue through Thursday. The trades will weaken briefly late in the week as another cold front passes by to the north of the state. High today in Honolulu will be 82 degrees.
Short period, choppy surf will increase along most east facing shores into Thursday due to the strong trade winds. A moderate short period north-northwest swell will continue along most north and west facing shores into tonight before slowly subsiding from Thursday through Friday. A small to moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive Saturday with a larger reinforcing swell expected starting late Saturday night.
Wind Advisory until 6 PM for Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui leeward west, Big Island north and east, Kohala.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 am Thursday for most coastal and channel waters.
GALE WARNING until 6 am Thursday for Maui county leeward waters, Maalaea Bay, Pailolo channel, and Alenuihaha channel.