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Cold Front Stalls Near Big Island Today

April 6, 2016, 1:48 AM HST
* Updated April 5, 10:50 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday for Big Island windward waters and the Alenuihaha channel.

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Looking Ahead

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A cold front will stall over the Big Island on Wednesday. The remnant moisture associated with the stalled front is then expected to lift back northward across the smaller islands through the rest of the week, keeping rather wet conditions in place across windward and mauka areas. Breezy northeast trades are expected to continue through Thursday. The trades should weaken briefly late in the week as another cold front passes by to the north of the state, with rainfall focusing over leeward and interior sections of the islands. The trade flow is forecast to re-strengthen Sunday through early next week with showers focusing once again across windward and mauka spots.

 

Today 

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Today we expect partly sunny conditions during the day with occasional showers for windward areas. The Kona side will be mostly sunny to start with clouds building in the afternoon and scattered showers. Hazy skies are forecast as well. Northeast winds are forecast from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph. High temperatures from 79° to 84°.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

Breezy northeast winds are expected from 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast with occasional showers in windward areas. For the Kona side partly cloudy with isolated showers. Low temperatures from 66° to 72°.

 

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