Drier and more stable conditions will be moving over the islands and trade winds will decline ever so slightly to start the work week. Just a few showers are expected for windward areas, with high temperatures near 90 degrees. Conditions will remain challenging for fire crews battling wildfires on Oahu and the Big Island.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Hector is still too far away from the state to say exactly how it will affect our weather. It is expected to be in our region Wednesday and Thursday, and there's the chance for heavier showers for the east side of the Big Island. The forecast track is still close enough to send some stronger winds that way as well. We're also expecting high surf for east and southeast shores of the Big Island and East Maui as soon as Monday night. Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness plans, and we'll keep you posted.
For now, a Small Craft Advisory remains posted for waters around Maui County and the Big Island. Surf is declining for east shores with the declining trade winds, while a small south swell will start rising Monday.