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Forecast: Trade winds make a comeback

(Image: Kenny Kai) (Image: Kenny Kai)

Good Tuesday Morning! Hope you had a wonderful long-holiday weekend.  We can call today a "trade wind Tuesday"!  The winds are making a comeback as we begin a new workweek. 

We will also be tracking enhanced windward and mauka showers for parts of the state due to a weak front that has left moisture within our trade wind flow.  Behind this front, an area of high pressure is building in and it is acting like a conveyor belt—bringing in clouds and moisture that are upstream of the islands our way.  

This area of high pressure will continue to push moisture associated with the weak front over the islands during the next couple of days.  It will continue to fuel windward clouds and showers through Wednesday morning, so that will make for wet roadways during your morning commute.

How long will the classic trade winds last?  We are expecting for these moderate trade winds to continue until Friday, but then Friday evening into Saturday we will transition to a light and variable wind pattern.  Lighter winds will arrive during the weekend and it will feel quite muggy again.

Let’s talk surf, the small northwest swell will peak through the day today, steadily ease tonight and Tuesday. The current southwest swell is lingering at the buoys and will slowly fade into Tuesday. Another similar southerly source is expected to fill in later Tuesday night into Wednesday and ease by Thursday.

Surf will gradually rise through the week along east facing beaches in response to moderate trade winds returning.

Surf will remain well below advisory levels along all beaches through the week.

To sum it up, here is your weather outlook for your Tuesday: Afternoon Highs 81 to 88. Lows 69 to 74. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.

Have a wonderful week. 

- Jennifer Robbins

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