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Forecast: The transition to humid weather begins

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Happy Aloha Friday!  The weekend is almost here!  After a week of having the trade winds, we will begin to see a transition to slower winds and more humid weather.  Today, the winds are trying to hang on but the transition is coming our way.  By the weekend, expect for the winds to really drop off.

Trade winds will weaken as a low approaches from the northeast. Daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes will become more widespread from Friday night through Monday. Sea breezes will produce afternoon showers over interior areas while land breezes will bring partial clearing at night. These showers are heat-induced.  Trade winds will return next week as the low dissipates and a new high builds north of the area and brings back nature's air conditioning to the state.

Your ocean conditions will be rather calm.  No alerts are posted and we are not expecting any small craft advisories over the next several days. Moderate to fresh trade winds will weaken to light to moderate speeds by Friday as a low approaches from the northeast. Winds will remain rather light through Monday. Trade winds will gradually strengthen next week as the trough moves off to the northeast and a new high builds north of the area. No large swells are expected.

Today our afternoon highs will be warm climbing to the mid-80s and feeling even warmer with the light winds due in over the state.  Highs ranging from 79 to 86. Overnight lows 67 to 72. The trade winds will continue to slow down to 5 to 10 mph with daytime sea breezes and nighttime land breezes for your Aloha Friday.  Have a beautiful weekend.

- Jennifer Robbins

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