HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cloudy and showery weather is expected for much of the upcoming week as an upper-level disturbance interacts with tropical moisture moving in from the southeast.
It appears Kauai may escape the brunt of the heavy weather initially while the eastern half of the state sees the brunt of the wet weather.
Breezy trade winds will give way to lighter winds by mid-week as a surface trough moves over the islands.
Strong and gusty northeast winds are in the forecast for next weekend.
Strong trade winds will cause surf to build along east-facing shores through Monday.
A high surf advisory for eastern exposures remains in effect through Monday night.
A north swell will continue to decline through Monday. However, reinforcing north and northwest swells will arrive tonight.
Small, long-period south and southwest swells, along with some trade wrap, will provide enough background to support near seasonable surf along most south-facing shores through Monday.