Forecast: Passing showers may dampen your Wednesday
May 18, 2016 at 9:06 AM HST - Updated July 24 at 12:43 PM
Good Wednesday morning. The refreshing trade winds are bringing in Windward and Mauka clouds and passing showers for your Wednesday. This is due to an area of high pressure that is parked to the northeast of the state.
Later today, the winds will gradually decrease and remain on the lighter side for the second half of the week. We will still see periods of passing showers during this timeframe and we may even see the trade winds become light enough with afternoon convective pop up interior showers for Thursday and Friday.
And here we go! As we transition to summer surf, we are expecting a south swell today. We are tracking a long-period swell with energy arriving in the islands swell window associated with a storm that was located near Tasmania. This swell will peak Thursday and then gradually lower through Saturday. Trade winds will maintain short period choppy surf along east facing shores through the week.
Trades will increase again over the weekend as high pressure rebuilds to the northeast. That may bring back a Small Craft Advisory for our coastal waters during the weekend, so keep that in mind if you are planning to be on the water. The trade winds will make for choppy seas for parts of the state.