HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - High pressure far north of Hawaii will maintain the moderate to breezy trades through tomorrow.
Wetter weather is expected late in the weekend into early next week as upper level instability moves near the islands from the east. Heavy rain is a possibility from Sunday through Monday, and there's a slight chance for thunderstorms.
A series of southerly swells will bring elevated surf along the south facing shores starting later today through the weekend.
South side surf could reach advisory levels as early as Friday, with the swell peaking late Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service says waves Friday will be 5-8 feet south, 3-5 feet east, 3-5 feet west, and 0-2 feet north.
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for channels east of Molokai and coastal waters south and west of the Big Island.
- Guy Hagi