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Hybrid Weather Pattern Expected This Weekend

June 13, 2015, 1:06 AM HST
* Updated June 12, 11:08 PM
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Today & Sunday 

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We expect high temperatures from 81° to 87°. Variable winds are expected up to 15 mph. Haze is forecasted for the Kona/south side in the afternoon. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for windward and mauka areas with scattered showers. Mostly clear leeward with mostly cloudy skies expected in the afternoon and scattered showers.

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UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday night

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Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered showers for windward areas. Leeward areas could get a few evening showers, then clearing is expected through the night as the land breeze takes hold. East winds are forecasted up to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 70° to 75° are expected.

 

 

Looking Ahead 

Light to locally moderate trades are expected over the main Hawaiian island chain this weekend. The trades will be light enough to allow local afternoon sea breezes and nighttime land breezes to develop across some leeward sections. Spotty showers will shift from windward slopes each night and morning to interior and leeward areas each afternoon. The trades are forecast to strengthen slightly early next week.

 

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