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Shifting Winds This Weekend as Front Approaches

February 20, 2016, 1:11 AM HST
* Updated February 19, 10:15 PM
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Looking Ahead

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Light winds are expected Saturday. A few showers are forecast for Saturday morning with a few interior and leeward showers Saturday afternoon. A southwest wind flow is expected to spread across the area Saturday night ahead of a cold front that is expected to move through the islands Sunday bringing scattered showers and the potential for gusty westerly winds. The front will also usher in some cool and dry weather for the first half of next week.

 

Today & Sunday

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Today we expect mostly sunny skies and just isolated showers. Variable winds are forecast up to 15 mph. High temperatures from 74° to 79°. Sunday skies will be partly cloudy with west winds from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph.

UV index at 9 (“very high” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Variable winds are expected up to 15 mph until midnight after which winds will shift out of the south from 15 to 20 mph. Low temperatures from 64° to 69° with mostly clear skies and isolated showers. Sunday night winds are shifting from breezy south winds to cool north winds.

 

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