Forecasters: Parts of Oahu, Kauai could see gusts to 55 mph this week

Forecasters: Parts of Oahu, Kauai could see gusts to 55 mph this week
Winter weather means blustery conditions in the islands. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Get ready for more blustery weather.

A wind advisory is already in effect for Kauai and Niihau until Wednesday night, and the advisory will kick in for Oahu starting Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service said some spots could see 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph starting Tuesday afternoon.

The strong winds will be coming from the south, which means that downslope areas, such as Kailua and Kaneohe on Oahu and Princeville and Hanalei on Kauai, could get the strongest winds as they accelerate toward lower elevations.

Winds that strong could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages will be possible.

Forecasters said the potentially damaging winds could continue through Wednesday night.

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