Trade winds to diminish, with muggy weather possible this weekend

Breezy trade winds will gradually diminish through the rest of the work week, with clouds and showers for the usual windward and mauka areas during the night and morning hours. A surface trough is forecast to develop near the state by the weekend as the remnants of former tropical cyclone Juliette pass to the north. The net effect will be lighter background winds from the east-southeast, or even southeast, that could bring a slug of tropical moisture over the state. That means we could be in for uncomfortably warm and humid weather by Sunday, with a chance of afternoon pop-showers that could get heavy. We’ll keep a close eye on the forecast for you.

Quiet conditions prevail at the beach, with no marine warnings in effect. Conditions will be good for fishing and diving for north and west shores, while south and east shore surf are declining. There will be series of small south swells, with a larger swell possible on Tuesday. The swell models are also hinting at a small northwest swell this weekend.

Copyright 2019 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.