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Moderate Trades Expected Today

February 26, 2016, 1:25 AM HST (Updated February 25, 2016, 10:30 PM)
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Warning is posted for the north and west shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Friday.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for all Big Island waters.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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    The moderate trades will gradually weaken and allow for sea breezes to take hold over the weekend. Expect a few afternoon showers over leeward and interior areas during that time. An approaching cold front may bring an increase in showers Sunday night and Monday. A very large northwest swell will gradually lower Friday and Saturday.

     

    Today

    Today we expect mostly sunny skies with clouds building in the afternoon. Isolated showers could also occur in the afternoon. East winds are forecast from 10 to 15 mph. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

    UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)

     

    Tonight

    East winds are expected from 10 to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 67° to 72° with partly cloudy skies and skies clearing as the night goes on.

     

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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.
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