Drier weather and a brief return of the trades

Locally breezy trades will be back, but very briefly, as a cold front dissipates over Maui County and the Big Island. Some remnant moisture may mean a few windward and mauka showers for those islands, while the rest of the island chain should be on the dry side. Trade winds will fade by Sunday as a cold front pushes a high pressure ridge over the islands, resulting in light winds with afternoon sea breezes and pop-up showers for much of next week. The front is expected to stall just northwest of the state, but could bring a few showers for Kauai.

Surf is quieting down for the weekend, although the brief return of the trade winds will push east shores up a bit. A new northwest swell is expected on Monday but will remain below advisory levels, with a higher swell Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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