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Forecast: Islands should see improved conditions as Darby moves away

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Darby has weakened to a tropical depression and at 5:00 a.m. HST is centered about 55 miles west-northwest of Barking Sands, Kauai. Winds are sustained at 35 mph and Darby is moving west at about 12 mph.

Heavy showers are still occurring on Oahu and with saturated ground, flooding could develop again very quickly. The wet weather and potential flooding could move over Kauai as Darby moves west.

The Big Island and Maui County already seeing improved weather today and Oahu should dry out by afternoon. Today's high in Honolulu is expected to be 87 degrees. Winds will be southeasterly at 15-30 mph with some stronger gusts.

Surf is dropping along east shores. The Darby swell is 4-6 feet and moving lower. South shores will be 3-5 feet today. Elsewhere waves are 1-3 feet.

Flash Flood Watch until 12:00 p.m. for Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.

- Dan Cooke

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