First weekend of the year brings pleasant weather, cool winds

First weekend of the year brings pleasant weather, cool winds
Weekend Outlook: Cool winds and mild afternoon temperatures

The trade winds will be slowing down by a notch this weekend and then turning more out of the north. This will bring us cool overnight temperatures with many spots dipping into the 60s. Afternoon highs will be comfortable in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Expect the winds to still be gusty over the usual downslope spots. Breezy trade winds will ease in the next couple of days as the high moves off to the northeast. Low clouds and showers carried by the winds will affect mainly windward and mauka areas. Winds will generally stay on the lighter side next week with only brief periods of trades expected. Moisture associated with another frontal boundary may bring an uptick in shower activity across some areas at times throughout next week.

Bigger surf is on the way on Tuesday and then at the end of the week into next weekend. The current northwest swell will continue to slowly decline today and will be reinforced by a small northwest swell later tonight. A moderate size northwest and north swell is expected during the middle of next week. Larger swells will be possible towards the end of next week as a active weather pattern develops in the north pacific. Persistent moderate to strong trades will continue to produce rough, elevated surf along east facing shores through Saturday or Saturday night. East shore surf is expected to steadily decline Sunday through early next week as the trade winds diminish.

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