Lighter winds and more showers heading in for Friday starting with Kauai

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The radar will become more active. A disturbance located east and northeast of the Big Island will maintain moderate to locally strong northeast winds through Thursday. The flow will weaken to light to moderate on Friday and continuing into the weekend. A series of bands of showers over the weekend is likely to descend onto the islands resulting to a boost in windward and mauka showers. A more typical east- northeast trade wind flow returns Saturday night and Sunday, at which point temperatures will be not be as cool. Humidity will be on the rise early next week as southeast winds take over.

Let’s talk surf: Surf will remain small along north and west facing shores through Thursday. A series of moderate, short period north swells will fill in beginning Friday and last through the weekend. South shore surf will stay small into early Friday. Distant long period swell energy from the southern hemisphere arriving in a couple of days will provide a small boost to southern shoreline surf from Friday into the weekend.

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