Forecast: Largest swell of the season is building and it will peak on Saturday

Forecast: Largest swell of the season is building and it will peak on Saturday
Tuesday forecast (Source: Hawaii News Now)

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Happy Aloha Friday! A weak front will stall just northwest of the Kauai tonight then dissipate on Saturday. Some increase in showers is possible over the western end of the state with this front. A much stronger front is then forecast to move into the area Sunday through Monday, possibly stalling out over the eastern end of the state through the middle of next week. Rainfall chances increase statewide with the passage of this front, with thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall possible. Cool and breezy northerly flow is expected following the frontal passage. Trade winds may return late next week.

Surf report: The current north-northwest swell has dropped across most areas, but continues to linger around the Big Island. The largest northwest swell of the season thus far will rapidly fill in tonight and peak on Saturday. Surf of 40 to 50 feet with occasional high sets are expected along select north facing exposures. The combination of giant surf and the recent spring tides will likely cause waves to overtop lower roadways that are closer to the shoreline and may cause impacts to coastal properties and infrastructures.

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