Forecast: More unsettled weather with possibility of heavy rain, flooding
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Another day of very unsettled weather with the possibility of more heavy showers, thunderstorms, and flooding. Stay alert today and stay with us, your Severe Weather Station for the very latest delivered on air, online and on your mobile device.
Weak low pressure at the surface is pulling a lot of tropical moisture up from the equator and over the islands. An upper level disturbance is then enhancing that moisture and triggering the wet and wild weather. This weather pattern will continue through Thursday afternoon.
Most of the heavy showers moved offshore early this morning, so we are starting out relatively mellow, but that could change very quickly.
Winds are light easterlies and at times variable due to diurnal heating and thunderstorm activity. Skies may be a bit hazy with vog moving up the island chain. The high in Honolulu will be 85 today.
Surf is still elevated in spots, but dropping. Here's today's surf forecast: north 6-9 feet but smaller by afternoon, west 3-5 feet but also dropping, east 2-4 feet, south 2-3.
Flash Flood Watch is posted through Thursday afternoon for Oahu, Maui County, and the Big Island.