Forecast: Increasing showers, decreasing trades for the weekend - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Forecast: Increasing showers, decreasing trades for the weekend

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Our weekend weather will be wetter than normal, thanks to a disturbance aloft that will be passing to the north of the state, which will enhance showers riding in on the trade winds. The disturbance will also block the tradewind-producing high pressure far to the north, which will result in somewhat lighter winds. The bottom line for the next few days is more frequent showers, with highs in the upper 80s and winds from the east around 10-15 miles per hour.

Small Craft Advisory will remain posted overnight for the usually windier waters around Maui County and the Big Island. A tradewind swell will keep east shore surf elevated but just below advisory levels. There's a swell with occasional chest-high sets for south shores, while surf on the north and west shores will be a small summertime levels.

- Ben Gutierrez

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