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Flash flood watch to take effect statewide as heavy rains expected to drench the islands

Heavy rains drenched Oahu on Monday.
Heavy rains drenched Oahu on Monday.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 10:26 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A statewide flash flood watch was issued Wednesday as heavy downpours are expected to douse the islands over the coming days.

The National Weather Service said the flash flood watch will be in place from 6 p.m. Thursday until Saturday at 6 a.m.

Trade winds are expected to continue through Thursday morning, with windward and mauka showers and stray showers reaching leeward areas.

From Thursday afternoon into the weekend, forecasters said there is the potential for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across portions of the state.

As a reminder, officials said a flash flood watch does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but rather that flooding is possible. However, you should be prepared to act quickly if a flash flood warning is issued.

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