Forecast: Get ready for a wetter weekend

A partly sunny aloha Friday with trades a little stronger. Leeward is your best bet for sunshine.

High in Honolulu 88 degrees.

Increasing showers tonight, mainly windward and mauka. We could see heavy showers after midnight.

Wetter for Saturday and Sunday with most of the rainfall windward and mauka.

Chance of thunderstorms with afternoon heating upslope on Maui's Haleakala and the Big Island's peaks.

Surface high pressure far north of the Hawaiian Islands will maintain locally breezy trade winds through the middle of next week. Showers carried by the low-level trade wind flow are expected to increase from Friday through Sunday, with the possibility of locally heavy rainfall over windward sections this weekend.

Drier weather is forecast to spread across the islands early next week, followed by the potential for another increase in rainfall over parts of the island chain around the middle of next week.

Surf will build along east shores with the strengthening trade winds. Waves today will be 2-4 feet east and south, 1-2 feet north and west.

Small craft advisory for the usual suspect areas eastern half of our island state

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