Forecast: Light to moderate winds to persist through the weekend

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Happy Aloha Friday. A dissipated cold front will move in from the northwest today. Trade winds will decrease as a small increase in clouds and showers are forecast to move over the smaller islands through Saturday. Trade winds will strengthen from Saturday to Sunday, and then weaken to a light and variable pattern from Monday into Wednesday as another cold front approaches from the northwest.This frontal system will break down the weak ridge north of the island chain and produce a light and variable wind pattern from Monday into Wednesday. This means shower coverage will tend to favor Kauai as compared to the rest of the state.

Let’s talk surf! Short period north swells will maintain well-below advisory level surf along north shores into next week. The north swells will also bring an uptick in surf to exposed east and west shores. Background southerly swells will maintain small surf along south facing shores with a slight bump possible over the weekend.

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