Forecast: Winds easing up, more rain due before the weekend

Forecast: Winds easing up, more rain due before the weekend
Wednesday forecast (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Breezy winds will slowly decrease during the next few days.

Fairly typical trade wind weather will persist through Thursday, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas, particularly at night and into the early morning hours.

A disturbance will develop Thursday night, then slowly shift westward Friday and Friday night. This will bring wet trade wind conditions particularly to windward sections of the smaller islands.

As the trough shifts westward, a more typical but slightly wetter than normal trade wind pattern will return over the weekend, with trades increasing back to breezy levels.

The trades will strengthen further to windy levels early next week, with the wetter than normal trade wind conditions persisting.

Large trade wind-driven seas will maintain east shoreline surf above the 8-foot high surf advisory threshold through this afternoon.

Increasing trade wind swell and an arriving northerly swell at the end of this week and into the weekend will provide a bump in east shoreline surf.

A northwest swell will begin arriving Thursday afternoon and evening, peaking surf along north- and west-facing shores late Thursday into Friday.

The secondary north swell will arrive Friday and, in addition to the returning trade wind swell wrap, will keep surf at, or slightly above advisory-level heights through the end of this week and into the weekend.

A southwest swell will fill in late tomorrow through Thursday before slowly declining through the weekend, which will keep south shore surf from going flat.

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