The trade winds will build back into the breezy category by this afternoon. The forecast calls for E/NE winds peaking today at 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Even stronger winds are expected tomorrow.
It will be drier today. The disturbance that has been sending us showers as it sat just SE of the Big Island has finally moved west. There will be a good balance of showers and fair skies for the next couple of days, but showers from a remnant cold front to our north will dampen the trades starting sometime Sunday and continue into the first of next week.
Surf is up a bit out in the country and as the trade winds strengthen the east shores will see larger and increasingly dangerous surf.
Here's today's surf forecast from NOAA: North 4-7 feet, East 3-5 feet, West 2-4 feet, South 1-3 feet.
Small Craft Advisory for all Hawaii waters due to strong winds and building seas.