First Alert Forecast: More showers for Kauai and Oahu as we await an ‘Eddie-’sized swell

An approaching front will increase rain chances for Kauai and Oahu, with clearer skies and less rain for Maui County and Hawaii Island.
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 5:19 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2023 at 9:40 AM HST
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A front is forecast to stall northwest of Kauai, bringing some wetter and unsettled conditions mainly for the Garden Isle and Niihau Saturday, and Oahu by Saturday afternoon. Weather will be drier and on the hazy side for Maui County and the island of Hawaii.

More stable conditions should move in Sunday and Monday with returning trade winds, along with more normal clouds and showers for windward and mauka areas during the nights and mornings, especially for the eastern end of the state.

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The extremely dangerous extra-large swell that we’ve been tracking for the last several days is on our doorstep, with a high surf warning taking effect at midnight tonight until 6 a.m. Monday.

Waves are forecast to rise rapidly tonight into Sunday, peaking near 35 to 45 feet for north-facing shores, and 20 to 30 feet for west shores.

The waves and the winds should be good for the Eddie at Waimea Bay. But the high waves will also impact coastal properties, harbors and infrastructure, including roadways, especially during the early morning hours Sunday and Monday due to higher tides.

Another extra-large northwest swell potentially bringing more warning level waves by the middle of next week.