Flash flood watch, wind advisories posted as remnants of Linda approach state

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Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 2:59 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 2:45 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A flash flood watch is in effect for the entire state due to remnants of post-Tropical Cyclone Linda, along with wind advisories for the smaller islands.

The flash flood watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

NWS said the threat for heavy rain could start with Maui County and Hawaii Island, then spread over the rest of the state.

Meanwhile, a wind advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday for the islands of Maui County as gusty winds accompany the passage of Linda’s remnant circulation.

Northerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and localized gusts over 50 miles per hour are expected. Winds will be highly variable overnight, with periods of light winds interrupted by brief periods of much stronger wind gusts.

A wind advisory will also take effect from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday for Oahu, and from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday for Kauai and Niihau. East to northeast winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour with localized gusts over 50 miles per hour will be possible.

Winds this strong can tear off roof shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially while driving higher profile vehicles like trucks or SUV’s.

Although Linda has become post-tropical, remnants of the system are expected to impact portions of the main Hawaiian Islands, meaning it could still contain heavy rain and high winds, mainly in its northern half.

Flash flood warnings could be issued due to heavy downpours and possible thunderstorms.

This story will be updated.

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