HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gusty trade winds will continue through Friday, then slightly trend down into the moderate to breezy category over the upcoming weekend and early next week. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mountain locations, especially through the overnight and early morning periods when pockets of higher moisture move through. The exception will be over the leeward sections of the Big Island, where afternoon and evening scattered showers associated with the sea breeze develop.
East facing shores will continue to see rough and choppy surf just below advisory levels in response to the trade wind swell through Friday. As the winds ease this weekend, the surf will drop slightly. Some small background south and southwest swells are expected through the weekend, with an increase in surf along south facing shores possible early next week as a couple small southwest swells arrive in the islands.