UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch Extended, Flood Advisory Issued
***Updated at 3:15 p.m. to include updated National Weather Service information.***
The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for the state through 6 p.m. Friday.
According to NWS, the threat of heavy rain continues to threaten and saturate grounds across the state.
A Flood Advisory has also been issued through 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
NWS says that radar showed stationary heavy rain near Waikoloa Village.
Waipio Valley, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Upolu Airport, Saddle Road Junction, Puako, Mahukona, Kawaihae, Kamuela, Honoka’a, and Hawi are also included in the advisory.
***Original story postd at 7:57 a.m.***
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Big Island until midnight Thursday.
Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms have the potential to produce locally extensive rainfall throught the day Thursday and into the night.