Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory for Big Island
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.
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.