Forecast: Quiet trade wind weather to start the week

Forecast: Quiet trade wind weather to start the week

Locally breezy trade wind weather will continue for much of the week, with mostly dry conditions for Monday, but get ready for some wetter weather as the week progresses.

First up, an area of tropical moisture will be moving in from the east, resulting in an increase in showers starting with the Big Island Monday night and the rest of the state Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, an upper disturbance and a cold front will move over the islands Friday night and Saturday, bringing a band of showers followed by strong northeast winds and cooler temperatures.

Small Craft Advisory remains posted until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the usual windier waters around Maui County and the Big Island. For surfers, waves are on the way down for north and west shores while the strong trades will keep rough and choppy surf for east shores. A small to moderate northwest swell could move in Thursday but will remain below advisory levels. Stronger trades will bring rough advisory level surf for east shores Friday into the weekend.

- Ben Gutierrez

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