UPDATE: Weather Service Cancels Flood Advisory for Big Isle
***Updated at 3:41 p.m.***
The National Weather Service has lifted the flood advisory for the Big Island.
Posted 1:01 p.m.:
Heavy rain has prompted the issuing of a flood advisory for the entire Big Island, and particularly the Hilo and Puna districts.
The National Weather Service said the advisory would be in effect until at least 3:15 p.m.
Moderate to heavy showers in those districts, combined with previous rainfall, is producing localized flooding in some areas.
Motorists are being cautioned about hazardous driving conditions due to ponding and reduced visibility and braking action.
Forecasters said the shear line of a front parked over the Big Island has enhanced the showers, including heavy overnight rain.
Several inches of rain were recorded at various areas in East Hawaii during the 12-hour period ending at 11 a.m. today, with the gauge at Island Dairy in Ookala registering the most at 4.87 inches.
Other rainfall amounts during that period include 4.30 inches in Laupahoehoe and 4.06 inches in Honokaa. Hilo was also hammered with 12-hour totals of 4.02 inches in Piihonua, 3.98 inches in Waiakea Uka and 3.46 inches at Hilo’s airport.