Heavy rain drenches Maui, but expected to move toward Big Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The wet weather that pounded Oahu early this week is moving over to the eastern half of the state.

A flood advisory is in effect for the island of Maui until 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service said radar showed heavy showers falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour in certain parts.

Maui police have closed a portion of South Kiheir Road near Kaonoulu Street due to flooding on the road.

Forecasters say the heavy showers will linger over Maui for most of the morning and then shift over to the Big Island later in the day.

Flash flood watches for Maui and the Big Island will stay in place until 4 p.m. Thursday.

The flood watch left Kauai and Oahu and shifted to Maui County as a band of heavy showers move east over the island chain.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

This story will be updated.

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