UPDATE: New Flood Advisory Issued, This One for Ka`u
***Updated 1:57 p.m.***
The National Weather Service issued a second flood advisory for the Big Island today, this time for parts of Ka`u.
The latest advisory, issued at 1:40 p.m., focused on the area of Wood Valley near Pahala, where radar was showing rainfall of 1-2 inches per hour.
The latest advisory is to be in effect until at least 4:30 p.m.
Posted 11:52 a.m.
A flood advisory has been issued for parts of the Big Island because of heavy rain from Hawi to Laupahoehoe.
The 37-mile area of heavy showers which began early this morning was nearly stationary, the National Weather Service said.
The flood advisory was to be in effect until at least 1 p.m.
Forecasters said thundershowers were also a possibility for the Big Island this afternoon.
Between 5 and 11 a.m. this morning, weather service gauges recorded 1.82 inches of rain at Laupahoehoe, 1.49 inches in Honokaa and 1.51 inches at the Island Dairy in O`okala.
At 11 a.m., the 24-hour totals for those areas were 4.05 inches, 1.92 inches and 3.10 inches, respectively.