UPDATE: Flood Advisory Extended Through 10 p.m.
***Updated at 6:40 p.m. to include additional National Weather Service information.***
A Flood Advisory for the Big Island has been extended to 10 p.m.
Radar still showed areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms at 6:30 p.m. Rain rates were approaching 2 inches an hour over the north and west two thirds of the Big Island. The heaviest showers occurred over the central part of South Kona district. Additional heavy showers are expected through the evening.
***Updated at 4:40 p.m. to include additional National Weather Service information.***
A Flood Advisory for the Big Island has been extended through 7 p.m.
Just before 4 p.m., radar showed heavy showers and thunderstorms over the north and west half of the island. The heaviest showers were occurring between Kawaihae and Kailua-Kona. Rain rates in those areas were in excess of two inches per hour.
***Original story posted at 1:45 p.m.***
By: Jamilia Epping
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Just after 1 p.m., radar showed heavy rain and thunderstorms near Waimea, along Saddle Road, and over the upper Puna slopes. Rainfall was estimated to be about two inches per hour in these areas. Afternoon showers are expected to continue.
Waipio Valley, Puako, Paauilo, Kawaihae, and Honokaa are also included in the advisory.