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March 15, 2018 Weather Forecast

March 15, 2018, 6:00 AM HST (Updated March 15, 2018, 6:00 AM)
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    Looking Ahead

    The wet pattern will continue across portions of the state today as low pressure lifts northward passing Kauai and Niihau to the west. Light to moderate southeast winds will hold in place through the weekend, likely giving way to overnight land breezes and afternoon sea breezes each day. Clouds and showers will focus over interior areas through the afternoon hours. Another wet period is possible next week as a cold front approaches from the west and southerly winds strengthen.

    Hilo

    Today: Occasional showers, mainly before 7am. High near 78. Light south wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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    Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Kona

    Today: Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Widespread haze after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers before 7pm. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming mostly clear, with a low around 73. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Scattered showers after 7am. Widespread haze. Sunny through mid morning, then becoming mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Waimea

    Today: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Showers likely, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Kohala

    Today: Showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. East southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 64. East southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    South Point

    Today: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with an east wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Puna

    Today: Occasional showers, mainly after noon. High near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Waikoloa

    Today: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Friday: Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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