Forecast: Breezy winds heading in for the weekend

Forecast: Breezy winds heading in for the weekend
Thursday forecast (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Moderate to breezy easterly trade winds will return Thursday through the weekend, with clouds and showers favoring windward and mountain locations.

Windward shower coverage could increase Friday night through Saturday night as an upper disturbance moves through from north to south.

Warm and humid conditions may return early next week as the trade winds diminish in response to a cold front passing far to the north.

A new northwest swell is slated to peak today followed by slow decline through Friday. Expect a small to moderate, long-period west-northwest swell to arrive next Monday night and peak Tuesday, followed by a slow decline.

A small, short-period, west-northwest to northwest pulse is expected reach our north- and west-facing shores next week Wednesday night.

A continuous stream of small, but long-period swells from the south and southwest will maintain small surf along south-facing shores through next week Wednesday.

Surf along the east-facing shores will be on the rise Friday and Saturday when the returning trades turn breezy.

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