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Parts of Hawaii Island see heavy rains, flooding

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Parts of Hawaii Island saw torrential rains overnight and early Wednesday, and flooding was reported in some areas.

Residents reported flooding in Hilo Bayfront, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

A Flood Advisory for the Big Island expired at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

In the 24 hours ending at 10 am. Wednesday, Hilo Airport saw nearly 4 inches of rain, Waiakea Uka saw 11 inches and nearly 8 inches fell in Papaikou.

At around 8 a.m., radar showed moderate to heavy rainfall over portions of South Hilo and Puna. The heaviest rain rates, of about 1 inch per hour, were occurring near Mountain View and Glenwood. 

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Hawaii Island through Wednesday afternoon. Forecasters said a moist air mass and upper level disturbance may trigger heavy rains and thunderstorms.

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