Deep tropical moisture following behind Hurricane Hector will spread showers over the islands through the night into the morning, with the chance for some locally heavy rain for windward areas. Drier air will move in by late Friday as Hector continues westward away from us, so we should feel a lot more comfortable. Mostly clear and dry weather is in the forecast pretty much from Saturday through the middle of next week.
The big swell from Hector will diminish overnight and fall below advisory levels Friday. Waves will decrease to 5-8 feet overnight and drop to 4-6 feet Friday. A new long-period swell from a storm in the Southern Hemisphere will start filling in late Friday and peak Saturday.
High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores until 6 a.m. Friday.
Small Craft Advisory for all Hawaiian coastal waters until 6 a.m. Friday.
Tropical Storm Warning for waters far to the southwest of the Hawaiian islands.