First Alert Forecast: Cool lava plus your county-by-county 7 day forecasts calls for more rain

!First Alert Forecast
Tracking potential heavy windward showers within the 7 day forecast
Published: Mar. 21, 2022 at 3:11 AM HST|Updated: 12 hours ago

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The little rodent says 6 more weeks of winter! Happy Groundhog Day!

Kauai may need to be lit up in RED for Thursday as more rain develops there? There is still some uncertainty but many weather models are showing enhanced windward and mauka showers. So just a heads up. Potentially heavy and potentially can cause some flooding with runoff perhaps Friday into Saturday for the western end of the state.

Light winds will prevail for the next couple of days, with afternoon sea breezes over overnight land breezes. Drier mid-level air will limit showers across the central islands through Thursday, with higher shower chances over Kauai and the Big Island. Unstable trade winds will develop Friday through the weekend with locally heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms possible over some islands. Stronger and more stable trades develop by next week.

Surf: A series of small northwest swells (310-320 degrees) will keep surf relatively steady through Thursday, with a slow decline expected Friday and Saturday. A small north-northwest swell (340-350 degrees) is expected to build late Saturday and Saturday night then slowly decline as it shifts more northerly (360-010 degrees) Sunday through Monday. A new long period northwest swell (320 degrees) is expected to slowly build to moderate levels Monday through Tuesday.

An out of season south swell will provide surf around the summertime average through Thursday, with a slow decline expected Friday through Saturday. Mainly background south swell energy and small surf is expected along south facing shores Sunday through early next week.

Wishing you a beautiful start to 2023! Take in the beauty of the islands and blessings around you!

Here is to blue skies and much aloha throughout the new year!

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