Forecast: Expect lighter winds and more showers this weekend

Forecast: Expect lighter winds and more showers this weekend
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Transition day for our weather as the trade winds become light and variable winds that will hold until early next week.

Shower activity will increase this weekend across the state with locally heavy showers and thunderstorms possible on Sunday and Monday.

Under this light wind regime, expect daytime sea breeze along the coast and nighttime land breeze.

Trade winds return on Tuesday with more stable weather conditions as a high pressure ridge builds back in north of the state.

Small but steady surf will continue along north facing shores through the weekend due to a couple of recent systems passing north of the islands.

The current north swell will begin to veer north to northeast on Friday and will hold through the weekend.

A moderate size northwest swell is expected to build through the day Sunday and peak Sunday night into Monday and gradually ease through midweek. Surf will remain well below advisory levels.

For the south-facing shores, a similar trend will continue during the first half of the period, with a series of long-period pulses, spaced a couple of days apart. For the long range, more small long-period swells are expected through next weekend.

As the trade winds become even lighter, so will the locally generated trade wind swell. Therefore, expect small surf along the east facing shores over the weekend and into early next week.

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