Big Island flood advisory expires after heavy rain diminishes

Big Island flood advisory expires after heavy rain diminishes

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A flood advisory that was posted for portions of the Big Island has been allowed to expire after radar showed that heavy showers have diminished.

The advisory was in effect until 3:15 p.m. Saturday for the southern half of the island. Heavy showers that were reported on the leeward side of the island have diminished somewhat and moved upslope, while heavy showers that were downwind of the volcanic fissures in lower Puna have decreased.

A weak low-level disturbance and enhanced moisture from long-dissipated tropical cyclone Emilia are responsible for the showers. This area of moisture will be clearing the state from east to west, with drier conditions expected Sunday for most of the islands.

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