Forecast: Strong trades, a few more windward showers - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Forecast: Strong trades, a few more windward showers

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Trade winds will be increasing a bit Monday and Tuesday as high pressure passes north of the state. Some areas of moisture will be moving over the islands, most notably late Monday into early Tuesday and then again Wednesday or so. The winds will ease up a bit near the end of the week. There's a chance of a cold front sweeping through the state this coming weekend, but we won't know for sure for a few more days.

For mariners, a Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian coastal waters because of the gusty trades, which will also bring in rough and choppy surf for east-facing shores. A northwest swell should hold Monday before subsiding slowly on Tuesday, with another moderate northwest swell expected around Thursday.

- Ben Gutierrez

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