Moderate to breezy trade wind weather with lots of sunshine today

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Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 9:19 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 17, 2023 at 5:47 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First Alert Weather: We’re tracking some elevated moisture moving across the island chain this evening. There is a higher chance for some showers on Sunday evening. Trade wind showers are possible throughout the week, but those will be mostly focused on windward and Mauka regions. Trade winds are building in over the next few days. They’ll start to weaken by next weekend.

A great tool to have is our First Alert Weather App and interactive radar.

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for waters around Maui and the Hawaii Island due to the strong and gusty winds. A small, south swell will peak today and produce up to head high surf along south facing shores. This swell energy will slowly decrease on Monday and Tuesday. Moderate trade winds will keep small east chop into next week. No significant swells are expected to reach north and west facing shores for the next seven days.

We’re also tracking another area of interest in the eastern Pacific. The NHC has given the storm system a high chance for development into the next tropical depression or named storm. However, it won’t impact Hawaii. Lower pressure off of the west coast of the mainland will pull the storm northward. The storm will move over colder waters and then dissipate. We’re still in peak Hurricane season, so check back with us often to get the latest Pacific forecast.