Forecast: Cooler and drier, but lingering showers near Big Island

Forecast: Cooler and drier, but lingering showers near Big Island
Radar shows showers from a frontal band in the vicinity of Maui and the Big Island.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Drier conditions and cooler-than-normal temperatures are slowly filling in across the islands as a cold front and secondary shower band head eastward. Wet weather may linger a bit longer for Maui and the Big Island, with a chance for locally heavy showers for the first part of the day, while Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and Lanai will have sunshine. High temperatures will only get into the mid to upper 70s, thanks to cooler northwest winds behind the frontal bands, with overnight lows dipping down into the low to mid 60s.

Winds at upper elevations are still strong enough for a wind advisory until 6 p.m. for the summit area of Haleakala, and a high wind warning, also until 6 p.m., for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

At the beach, a rough moderate-sized northwest swell is coming in from the storm system, but surf is expected to remain below advisory levels, even at the swell’s peak on Monday. Later in the week we could get a swell that could push south shore surf to advisory heights. For mariners, a small craft advisory is in effect for all coastal waters.

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