A drier airmass has returned over the state with trade winds bringing in a few passing clouds and showers for windward and mauka areas. Temperatures will still be on the higher side. An old frontal boundary will approach the islands from the north on Friday, which will decrease the winds a bit and increase the chance for showers. Another area of tropical moisture will brush the Big Island from the southeast, which could bring higher humidity and a few more showers for that island on Sunday and Monday.
At the beach, a small northwest swell is expected to arrive Thursday. A series of south-southwest swells is expected to begin late Thursday into the weekend, with a large swell reaching advisory levels Saturday and peaking on Sunday.