Mixed Weather For Your MLK Jr. Weekend

Clearing with some sunshine on the western side of the state; rain and clouds for the eastern half

Depending on where you live, we’ve got sunshine or clouds and showers this weekend. Ni’ihau, Kauai and O’ahu will see clearing skies today; Maui County and Hawaii Island will have clouds with possible showers and thunderstorms.

The cold front that pushed through the islands has begun to stall over Hawaii Island and Maui County. It is accompanied by showers and possible thunderstorms as it moves down the chain,

That means that winds will become northerly just behind the front, and then trade winds will return briefly tonight into tomorrow. Winds will veer and blow from the south again by Sunday with another approaching front that could bring increasing showers for the western end of the state, reaching Kauai late Monday or Tuesday.

Winds for Maui County and Hawaii island will be coming out of the south just ahead of another frontal system arriving late Sunday into Monday.

The frontal passage will bring some very strong winds for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, where a wind advisory is now posted until 6 p.m. Friday. West winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour with localized gusts to 65 miles per hour are possible.

The current swell is on the way down through the weekend. For mariners, a small craft advisory is posted for coastal waters around Kauai County and Oahu due to the cold front.

Another cold front is on the way, crossing Hawaiian skies Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

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