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Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory for Big Island

March 29, 2013, 4:37 PM HST
* Updated March 29, 4:40 PM
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The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a flood advisory for the Big Island.

At mid-afternoon rain was falling at the rate of two inches an hour in the area between Kailua-Kona and Waikoloa, the weather service said.

Heavy rains were also occurring in Hilo and other parts of East Hawaii.

The rainfall is the result of a low-pressure system northwest of the state.

The weather service said the flood advisory was expected to remain in effect until at least 5:45 p.m.

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Forecasters said more heavy showers were possible this weekend as a result of a cold front moving across the state. The front was expected to reach the Big Island Saturday afternoon.

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