Forecast: Trade wind weather for Monday; wetter later in the wor - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Forecast: Trade wind weather for Monday; wetter later in the work week

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The high pressure "fan" which brings the trade winds is stationary to the north of the islands, bringing winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour. Expect a few windward and mauka showers mainly in the overnight to early morning hours. There's just a small chance of those showers blowing over to leeward areas, where skies should be mostly clear through Tuesday.  

A wetter trade wind pattern is expected to begin Wednesday as a disturbance moves over the islands with a chance for heavier showers and perhaps some downpours possible. We'll monitor the situation as we get closer to midweek. 

A rising south swell is making its way into the island chain, with some head high sets for south shores through Tuesday. There's also a little bit of a wrap for west-facing shores.

A Small Craft Advisory remains up until 6 p.m. Monday for the Alenuihaha Channel, Pailolo Channel and Maalaea Bay areas, as well as waters leeward and south of the Big Island.

- Ben Gutierrez

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