HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another windy day with passing showers mainly for the eastern half of the state.
The strong trade winds are bringing moisture from a stalled front over the Big Island back toward Maui County and Oahu. The clouds and showers are hanging up mainly along the windward slopes. The winds are forecast to weaken to moderate levels Friday through the weekend.
While strong, the winds will produce rough surf just below advisory levels along east facing shores. The NWS surf forecast calls for 5-8 feet north, 5-7 feet east, 2-4 feet west, 1-3 feet south. A new northwest swell arriving Saturday may bring surf approaching high surf advisory criteria along north and west facing shores on Sunday. A series of small south and southeast swells will continue through early next week.
Wind Advisory until noon today for Lanai.
GALE WARNING until noon today for Pailolo channel.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM this evening for all other coastal waters.