HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tropical Cyclone Erick is expected to pass south of the state over the next few days, bringing along with it the threat of heavy rain and high surf. The National Weather Service has already issued weather alerts in anticipation of some of the effects.
Flash flood watch
- A flash flood watch has been issued for the Big Island through Saturday morning. Forecasters expect intense rainfall and flash flooding, especially along east- and southeast-facing slopes.
- A wind advisory is in effect for parts of Maui County and the Big Island with 20 to 40 mph winds with gusts to 45 mph.
High surf warning
- A high surf warning is in effect for east-facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Thursday. Surf is expected to rise to 15 to 20 feet.
- A high surf advisory is in effect for east- and south-facing shores of Kauai and Oahu and for east-facing shores of Maui.
Other ocean alerts
- A tropical storm warning is in effect for offshore waters beyond 40 nautical miles.
- A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for waters around Hawaii.
This story will be updated.