Torrential rains, thunderstorms drench Big Island; Flood Advisory posted

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Parts of the Big Island are getting torrential rains, and the downpours aren't expected to let up anytime soon.

A Flood Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

At 2:36 p.m., radar showed heavy showered and isolated thunderstorms moving over saturated windward slopes of Hawaii Island.

The showers could produce rain rates of 1 to 2 inches.

Locations in the advisory include Hilo, Naalehu, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estate, Hawi and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

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