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December 07, 2018 Weather Forecast

December 7, 2018, 1:45 PM HST (Updated December 7, 2018, 1:45 PM)
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    Looking Ahead

    The trade winds will strengthen across the islands through tonight, with strong trades then expected statewide over the weekend into early next week. Meanwhile, a weakening front will push slowly down the island chain tonight through Sunday, bringing with it a band of showery low clouds, with windward and mauka areas expected to see the most shower activity. A more typical trade wind shower pattern will return to the entire state Sunday night through much of next week, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas and a stray shower spilling leeward from time to time. The trades may ease a bit during the middle of next week as a front passes by north of the islands. A new strong high building north of the state late next week will likely get the trade winds cranking once again.

    Hilo

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. West wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north northeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Kona

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

    Waimea

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Saturday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with an east northeast wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Kohala

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. East northeast wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Saturday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Windy, with an east northeast wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    South Point

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with an east wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Tonight: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Windy, with an east northeast wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Saturday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with an east northeast wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Puna

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Waikoloa

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Very windy, with a southeast wind 24 to 31 mph becoming northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

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