Forecast: Trade winds to hold through midweek

Forecast: Trade winds to hold through midweek

Expect breezy trades winds to hold through midweek, then begin to weaken and shift out of the south by late Thursday as a front approaches from the northwest.

Until then classic trade winds will dominate the forecast. During this time, clouds and showers will continue to focus mainly over windward and mauka areas through midweek.

The front is forecast to push down the island chain Friday afternoon, then potentially stall and bring another round of wet weather through the weekend over portions of the state.

Some models show a chance of thunderstorms that may pop up close to the islands. Stay tuned.

Let's talk surf: The current, moderate northwest swell will decline Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a similarly sized northwest swell that will build on Thursday and peak on Friday and Saturday. A potentially large, shorter period north-northwest swell may arrive later in the weekend.

Moderate, rough surf will continue along east facing shores during the next few days, followed by a decline late Thursday into the weekend.

An inconsistent southwest swell is expected to maintain south shore surf around background summer levels through Wednesday. Another moderate south-southwest swell is due this weekend.

- Jennifer Robbins

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