Forecast: The state will see pockets of heavy showers throughout the day

Forecast: The state will see pockets of heavy showers throughout the day

The trade winds that kicked off the workweek are fading.  Now it is all about light and variable winds. 

Florida-like weather will be taking on the Aloha State as south winds bring in a more humid and unstable air mass. We may even see pockets of heavy showers today after some daytime heating for the western end of the state.  These heat-induced convective showers have the potential to be heavy for a brief moment when they do develop.

The afternoon hours may have more showers especially on the western half of Kauai as remnant moisture mixes in with day time heating. Not everywhere will see the pop up showers, but everyone will feel the heat and humidity. The mugginess level will rise under this light wind pattern and the vog will start inching and spreading over the islands from Hawaii Island.

There are currently no marine advisories or warnings in effect for the Hawaiian waters now, and none is expected through Sunday.

The winds will remain below small craft advisory levels for a few days, at least through Sunday. Small surf will dominate on most shores the rest of this week. The one exception is a small to moderate southwest swell that will build on Thursday, peak Friday, then decline during the weekend. This swell will originate from the Tasman Sea, which tend to be inconsistent for the Hawaiian Islands.

Take care of yourself with the heat and humid weather.  Those sensitive to vog, will have to deal with the haze as it thickens later this week.  For now, the light winds remain in the forecast for the rest of the workweek. 

- Jennifer Robbins

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