Fernanda Could Bring Showers for the Weekend

July 17, 2017, 8:20 AM HST (Updated July 17, 2017, 8:20 AM)

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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: East to northeast winds up to 25 knots through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**



    Looking Ahead

    Breezy trades winds are forecast through the work week with clouds and showers favoriting our usual windward and mauka spots, mainly overnight. Total rainfall totals are expected to be light this week. The National Hurricane Center is tracking Hurricane Fernanda far east southeast of Hawaii and moving towards the west. It is too soon to determine what the direct impacts to the state will be at this time. However, an increase in surf is expected Tuesday and a general increase in moisture is possible next weekend.




    We expect east winds around 5 to 20 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 84° to 89°. Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers for the Hilo side. Sunny skies in the morning for Kona with afternoon isolated showers.

    UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)



    East winds are forecast around 5 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies with showers likely in windward spots, clearing skies for leeward spots. Low temperatures from 73° to 78°.


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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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