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Trade Winds Continue Through Weekend

March 19, 2016, 1:01 AM HST
* Updated March 18, 8:05 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 p.m Saturday.

A High Surf Warning is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday for rising surf along north shores of the Big Island.

A Marine Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for a large north-northwest swell and strong northeast winds. Waves will likely produce moderate surges and large breaking waves at Hilo Harbor.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Looking Ahead

Locally breezy trade winds are expected through the weekend. The trades will push clouds and some showers over windward areas but stable conditions are forecast so rainfall amounts should be light. Winds will weaken and shift out of the south next week as a front approaches from the northwest. Shower activity will increase as the atmosphere become more moist and unstable.

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Today

Today we expect mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers for windward and mauka spots and mostly cloudy skies in leeward spots in the afternoon. Northeast winds are forecast from 15 to 20 mph. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

UV index at 11 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Northeast winds are expected from 15 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers in windward spots and mostly clear for the Kona side. Low temperatures from 66° to 71°.

 

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