Forecast: The first part of the week could still see heavy rainfall

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A nearby upper level disturbance will keep the air mass over the islands rather unstable through Tuesday. Showers riding in on breezy trade winds could be enhanced by this instability and result in brief moderate to heavy rainfall.

Trades will be 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph today.

High in Honolulu today will be about 85 degrees.

Drier, more stable trade wind weather is expected the second half of the week.

South side surf is still big this morning and will decline slowly throughout the day. A reinforcing south swell will roll in tonight and perhaps extend the large wave episode. The National Weather Service surf forecast calls for 6-8 feet south, 4-6 feet east and west, 1-2 feet north.

High Surf Advisory for south shores until 6:00 p.m. It could be extended.

Small Craft Advisory for most Hawaii waters due to the breezy trades.

- Dan Cooke

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