Forecast: Lingering pop up showers with some downpours possible before a drier airmass takes over

Passing showers into Wednesday before a drier air mass and switch in our winds
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 4:37 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 7:22 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Happy New Year! 2022 sure has already shown a lot of personality already when it comes to our weather with some sunshine, then billowing clouds and thunderstorms. Now things are beginning to slow down on the radar but some lingering showers are possible through Wednesday before a drier airmass on Thursday.

Light winds will prevail through the period, allowing for daytime sea breezes and overnight land breezes in most areas, with a brief period of light trade winds expected Wednesday night into Thursday. In the short-term, light south to southwest winds will support cloud and shower formation near and over Oahu and Molokai. Shower coverage and intensity will diminish Wednesday, with a few showers over interior and mauka areas during the afternoon. Even drier conditions are expected late Thursday and Friday. A weakening front could bring a slight increase in showers as it moves over parts of the island chain this weekend.

A weakening front could bring a slight increase in rain chances as it moves into the islands next weekend.

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A larger, moderate-size, long- to medium-period, west-northwest swell will build in from Tuesday through Thursday. This mixed west-northwest and north swell will have resultant midweek surf heights along many exposed north- and west-facing shores, likely achieving high surf advisory heights by Thursday.

An extended west fetch will develop far northwest of the islands later this week and push a third, even larger northwest swell into the island waters this weekend. There is a good probability of it generating extra large-size, warning-level surf along north and west shores over the weekend.

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