Forecast: Windward showers with lighter trade winds

First Alert Web Forecast for Sunday

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Trade winds are lightening up for Sunday as a cold front sinks southward toward the state. There’s also an increase in available moisture for Kauai and Oahu which could result in afternoon clouds and some pop-up showers for those islands. Trades should start picking up speed again Monday and Tuesday before slowing down as another front passes to the north of the state near the end of the week.

Overall, passing clouds and showers will affect windward and mauka areas during the nights and mornings through the coming week. We’ll also have some patchy high clouds over the state through Tuesday, which could make for some nice sunrises and sunsets.

Surf is going to remain below advisory levels this week. North shores will be trending downward, with the next small to moderate swell expected during the second half of the week. A small south swell is filling in for the weekend, while east shores will continue to have a choppy trade wind swell. A small craft advisory also will remain in effect for waters around Maui County and the Big Island due to strong winds and higher seas.

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