Sunshine with Windward and Mauka Showers today

Stronger Winds later this weekend with a front approaching on Thanksgiving
Winds get strong this weekend, front approaches on Thanksgiving day bringing rain and strong...
Winds get strong this weekend, front approaches on Thanksgiving day bringing rain and strong winds(weather)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 6:49 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some unstable weather over parts of the islands as a upper level trough slowly moves over the state. Rain is still possible in the midday as heavy cells of rain are over parts of Halawa Valley and Kunia areas; thunder heard over parts of Nuuanu and upper Kalihi. Interior sections of Hawaii Island and some windward O’ahu areas may see some showers in the next couple of hours.Eventually the upper trough will move off to the east and trade winds will start to bring more stable weather tonight with stronger winds on the way Sunday and Monday.

Models hint at a front approaching Hawaii from the northwest beginning Wednesday night. As we head into Thanksgiving Day, a band of showers and large area of strong northeast winds behind the front could move into the island chain. This is far out in the forecast week, so how much wind and moisture could vary, but forecast shows 15-30 mph winds with locally higher gusts are possible.

The current swell is on the way down with a High Surf Advisory (HSA) due to expire at noon today. A new long period WNW swell will build Saturday night and Sunday and produce surf to near HSA levels as it peaks Sunday night and Monday. Another NNW swell is possible around the middle of next week. A small south swell will begin declining this weekend.

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