Much drier weather, but still damp for the Big Island

A period of light winds and drier conditions is settling over Kauai and Oahu, but a surface trough near the east end of the islands will keep showers in the forecast for parts of the Big Island and Maui through Saturday. There's still a slight chance for heavy showers on the Big Island Friday night and Saturday. The trough should finally move away by late Saturday, with a brief period of light to moderate north winds and a few showers for windward slopes, with a slight increase in showers Sunday or Sunday night.

It’s quiet if you’re looking for waves. Surf will remain small for north, west and south shores through the weekend. A high surf advisory remains posted for east shores, but the short-period swell is forecast to decline late Thursday. There could be a large northwest swell a week from now that push waves to warning levels. A small craft advisory will remain posted overnight for the coastal waters around Maui County and the Big Island.

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