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Forecast: Higher humidity and showers as Hector moves away

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That deep tropical moisture plume continues to be pulled up into the islands as Hurricane Hector moves westward away from the state.

Higher humidity levels and numerous windward and mountain showers will continue today.

Winds will be trades 10-20 mph.

The high in Honolulu will be 89 but feel much warmer.

These uncomfortable conditions will continue through tonight before drier air filters into the state from the east starting Saturday. Shower activity will diminish over the weekend with scattered showers favoring windward and mountain areas trending higher in the overnight time periods.

Hurricane Hector strengthened overnight. At 5 a.m., Hector was once again a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 mph. The storm's center was 575 miles west-southwest of Honolulu and moving west at 16 mph.

South shore surf has dropped from the dangerous levels Hector sent us yesterday, but a new swell will flirt with advisory levels on Saturday.

Waves today will be 3-5 feet south, 2-5 feet east, 2-4 feet north, 1-3 feet west.

Small craft advisory for the Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, Maalaea Bay, along with coastal waters south and west of the Big Island. King Tides are expected again today.

Honolulu high tide will be at 3:49 p.m. Some coastal flooding is possible.

- Dan Cooke

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