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Winds Weakening, Increased Showers Thursday

November 17, 2015, 1:07 AM HST
* Updated November 16, 9:09 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island coastal waters and the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 a.m. Tuesday for northeast winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 13 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores through Tuesday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 5 to 8 foot faces are expected.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**

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Looking Ahead

Winds will gradually weaken through Tuesday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west. The front is forecast to stall late in the day Tuesday, but a weak trough will track from east to west across the island chain Tuesday night through Thursday brining an increase in clouds and showers. The trough is expected to merge with the stalled front near Kauai Thursday through the weekend bringing unsettled weather.

The Leonid Meteor Shower peaks tonight. More details HERE.

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Today

Today partly sunny skies are expected. Windward spots will get numerous morning showers with scattered showers during the day. Leeward spots will be mostly sunny to start with mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers in the afternoon. High temperatures from 83° to 88°. East winds are forecast around 15 mph.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

East-southeast winds are expected in the evening from 10 to 15 mph. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°. Mostly cloudy skies are expected in the evening with numerous showers for windward spots. Leeward spots should be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

 

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