First Alert Forecast: Slight chance of showers for Kauai, Oahu heading into the holiday weekend

Trade winds aren't expect to return until sometime next week, with only light showers possible for western slopes.
Published: Dec. 22, 2022 at 4:10 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2022 at 8:51 PM HST
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A weak front to the northwest will approach Kauai Friday and is expected to stall out just before reaching the islands. However, some slightly stronger southwest winds just ahead of the front may deliver a few clouds to leeward areas of Kauai and Oahu (which are now windward because of the prevailing west to southwest winds) into Saturday. Meanwhile, the southwest winds could become a little breezier for downslope areas of those islands, meaning the usual windward side.

The bulk of the moisture from those fronts should remain to the north, but there’s a chance that a few showers may make their way to Kauai and Oahu. However, a dry airmass over the state will limit shower development.

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At the beach, surf on north and west shores will remain elevated due to overlapping northwest swells through the weekend. A high surf advisory will remain posted for most north and west shores through at least 6 a.m. Saturday. No other significant swells are expected.