Forecast: Passing cold fronts to shift winds and bring scattered showers

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Light west winds will bring an increase in showers, with a focus over Maui County. Passing clouds and showers will remain into Thursday as a front reaches Kauai and dissipates. Trade winds will return Thursday before diminishing again Friday as another front approaches. The possibility of inclement weather increases late Sunday and into next week. Forecast models stall a front northwest of Kauai through Saturday before another reinforcing front pushes toward Kauai on Sunday. This has the potential to bring widespread rain late Sunday and into next week.

The current northwest swell will slowly drop, with surf holding below advisory thresholds. A new north-northwest swell will rapidly build tonight, with warning level surf expected along exposed north and west facing shores for Thursday. This swell will lower Thursday night and Friday, but surf will likely remain at advisory levels. An even larger northwest swell is then forecast to build Friday night, with well above warning level surf expected again on Saturday. This swell will lower Sunday and Sunday night, with yet another warning level swell due in early next week.

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