Forecast: Wet weather and dangerously large surf across the state
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Wet weather and dangerously large surf across the state.
Heavy showers overnight have triggered flooding in Hanalei, Kauai and in many areas in the eastern half of the Island of Hawaii.
All islands are seeing steady showers in windward and mauka neighborhoods. Those showers are spreading leeward at times. This wet weather pattern is expected to continue through Friday and into Saturday. Rapid improvement is in the forecast for Sunday.
Winds are still breezy at 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
High in Honolulu today will be 82 degrees.
Surf is large enough to trigger advisories along most north, west, and east shores.
North shores could hit warning heights late this afternoon.
Today's waves are forecast to be 18-22 feet north, 8-12 feet west, 5-8 feet east, 1-3 feet south.
Flash Flood Warning for windward and interior areas of Kauai. Flooding is occurring in streams, roads, and low-lying areas. Hanalei Bridge is closed.
Flood Advisory for eastern half of the Bid Island. Driving will be hazardous due to poor visibility and ponding on roadways.
Flash Flood Watch continues until this afternoon for the islands of Maui and Hawaii.
Winter Weather Advisory for the Big Island summits above 12,500 feet elevation. Total accumulation of 2-4 inches of icy snow.
High Surf Advisory for north, west, and east shores of most islands.