Forecast: Don't expect a lot of sunshine -- rain is on the way

Forecast: Don't expect a lot of sunshine -- rain is on the way

Don't expect a lot of sunshine today. Cloud cover across the state will block the blue sky. Light to moderate showers are falling on the western half of the state. The National Weather Service forecast calls for breezy trades, but the winds are down this morning.

High today in Honolulu will be 79 degrees.

Enhanced showers will likely develop later today as an upper level disturbance approaches the islands from the west and a surface low pressure system forms on or near the west end of the island chain. Shower activity will remain focused along windward and mauka areas from Molokai to the Big Island, with enhanced showers developing over Kauai and Oahu.

Cloudy skies, breezy trades, wet weather coming. Rain shower coverage will expand later tonight into Saturday with heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms spreading eastward across the state. Rainy conditions will continue through Sunday afternoon with improving conditions spreading from west to east from Sunday night into Monday morning.

Light winds and drier conditions are forecast for the first half of next week.

Surf is dropping, but remains large enough to be dangerous. Please use extreme caution.

Waves today will be 8-12 feet east and north, 3-4 feet south, 2-4 feet west.

High surf advisory for most east-facing shores.

Flash flood watch for all islands effective this evening through Sunday afternoon.

Small craft advisory for the Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, Maalaea Bay, along with coastal waters west and south of the Island of Hawaii.

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