HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of nearly all the islands until 6 a.m. Sunday.
The advisory is posted for areas on Kauai, Oahu and Maui, as well as the entire island of Lanai and the leeward Kohala and Kohala mountain areas on the Big Island through 6 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu is expecting northeast winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour with localized gusts to near 50 miles per hour for Kauai, Oahu and Maui, where the strongest winds will be along ridge tops and gaps.
On Lanai and the Big Island northeast winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour with localized gusts up to 50 miles per hour are possible.
Winds this strong can knock down tree branches and lead to localized power outages. Motorists should also use extra caution.