Flood watch extended for Kauai County ahead of approaching front

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 9:47 AM HST|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 5:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A flood watch has been extended for the islands of Kauai and Niihau for the threat of locally heavy rainfall from an approaching cold front.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the flood watch will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Bands of showers with locally heavy rainfall are expected to form ahead of the front, which is forecast to stall just short of the Garden Isle. This will increase the chance of flooding on the island.

The heavy rain may result in the closure of flood-prone roads and other low-lying areas because of elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Significant flooding could also cause damage in urban and residential areas due to rapid runoff.

Kauai residents should be prepared to take quick action if fast-rising floodwaters occur, or a flash flood warning is issued.

While a flood watch isn’t posted for the rest of the state, additional moisture brought up by southerly winds ahead of the front will increase showers, especially for Oahu, which could also get some localized downpours and thunderstorms Wednesday.

This story may be updated.

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