Dangerous high surf continues for north shores as gusty winds start hitting the brakes
The gusty northeast winds will continue to diminish steadily as a dry airmass moves over the islands. Light trades are expected Saturday, becoming light and variable with afternoon sea breezes for Sunday.
Our next First Alert calls for wetter and more humid conditions returning early next week. A disturbance is forecast to lift from the southwest toward the state, drawing up some tropical moisture over the islands.
Forecast models currently call for moisture increasing around and over the island of Hawaii Monday, and then spreading to the other islands Tuesday and Wednesday.
Winds will likely start blowing from the southeast at around this time, which would focus the bulk of the moisture over the Ka’u and Puna areas of the island.
A first alert now for continued dangerous high surf: a high surf warning continuing for most north-facing shores has been extended through 6 a.m. and expanded to include the west shores of the island of Hawaii.
A high surf advisory is also in effect for west-facing shores of Maui and north-facing shores of Lanai, also until 6 a.m Sunday.
East shores will get rough and choppy surf generated by the stronger winds. South shores will be generally flat to 2 feet for the foreseeable future.
For mariners, a small craft advisory will remain posted through 6 a.m. Sunday for all coastal waters.
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