HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Following an afternoon of lightning, thunder and torrential rain, the skies have calmed over Oahu.
All weather advisories for the island have been canceled as calmer conditions settle in.
A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Oahu just before 5 p.m. as radar showed heavy rain across many parts of the island.
Rain was falling at rates as high as two inches per hour over parts of the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges.
Thunder and lightning were also reported across Downtown Honolulu and other parts of Oahu in the early evening.
The heavy rain had a serious impacts on the evening commute. Traffic in the westbound direction was backed up well into the Downtown Honolulu area, and visibility on many Oahu roadways was very limited.
Wet conditions may linger throughout the night.
This story will be updated.