Forecast: Trade winds slowing down as front approaches

Forecast: Trade winds slowing down as front approaches

Today, expect the winds to shift more easterly and weaken considerably. The forecast calls for 10-15 mph.

There will be a few passing showers and partly to mostly sunny skies. Leeward is your best bet for blue sky.

High in Honolulu today will be 82 degrees.

Trade winds will begin to decrease later today through tonight as high pressure to our north weakens. Low level flow will then shift to southeasterlies as a front approaches from the northwest. This front will bring increased rainfall to the islands, with showers reaching Kauai late tonight and Friday, before moving down the island chain Friday night through Sunday morning.

Showers may linger into the new work week over the Big Island.

Surf will build out in the country today with the swell peaking on Friday well below advisory levels.

East side surf will diminish as the trades drop off.

Waves today will be 5-7 feet north, 2-4 feet west, south, and east.

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

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