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Forecast: Drier trade wind weather to start the work week

Drier conditions are expected Monday with just a few morning showers for windward and mauka areas and abundant afternoon sunshine. Moderate trade winds will help in keeping conditions comfortable as highs reach into the upper 80s and near 90. Much of the same weather is expected early Tuesday, and then things get iffy.

We are tracking tropical cyclones Madeline and Lester to the east of the islands. It's far too early to say exactly what effects they could have on our island weather, but we could have an increase in clouds and showers late Tuesday, especially for the eastern end of the state. It's also a good reminder to be prepared if you haven't already done so for hurricane season. That said, the current forecast track for Madeline takes it close to the islands Wednesday and Thursday, with the possibility of tropical storm conditions for the Big Island and Maui. There's still enough uncertainty in the forecast, so keep checking in with us for the latest.

There's still a chance of box jellyfish for south shores on Oahu, but it should be the last day of the current influx. Surf will remain on the small side for all shores, but could rise on the east shores to advisory and perhaps even warning levels later this week due to swells from Madeline and Lester.

- Ben Gutierrez

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