UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch, Warning Issued
***Updated at 7:35 p.m. to include updated information from the National Weather Service.***
A Flash Flood Warning has been extended for the Big Island until 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service says that while most of the heavy rain has ended for the North Hilo and Hamakua districts, it is being felt in the North Kohala and South Kohala districts, especially in places like Waimea and Kalaoa.
In addition, the Flash Flood Watch remains posted for the Big Island through late Friday evening.
***Updated at 3:08 p.m. to including new information from the National Weather Service.***
In addition to a Flash Flood Warning, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Big Island through late Friday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy rainfall is pushing into Maui County and the Big Island.
Deep tropical moisture associated with a trough of low pressure is expected to move through the island with widespread showers and thunderstorms.
***Original story posted at 2:53 p.m.***
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Big Island through 5:30 p.m.
As of 2:31 p.m., radar was showing persistent heavy rain between Hilo and Hakalau.
NWS reports that significant flash flooding is likely within streams and roads in the area.
Heavy rain is also taking place near Waimea and over the Waikoloa Junction.
Hilo, Honomu, Honoka’a, Waikoloa, Laupahoehoe, and Paauilo are all included in the warning.