Heavy Showers Possible This Afternoon for Kona
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Trade winds are expected to become gusty later in the week. Breezy conditions should then last through the much of the holiday weekend. A disturbance will bring instability that may lead to an increase in trade wind showers, some which may be briefly heavy. As the disturbance moves away, a dry and stable air mass will move over the islands from Thursday into Saturday. Trade wind showers may increase again statewide on Sunday and Monday.
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers today for windward spots. Mostly sunny skies in the morning for the Kona side with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and scattered showers. Some Kona showers may be heavy in the afternoon. Winds are around 10 to 20 mph out of the northeast with afternoon sea breeze for the Kona side. High temperatures from 83° to 88°.
UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)
Northeast winds tonight from 10 to 20 mph. Scattered showers for windward spots tonight. Skies should clear as the night goes on for lee areas. Low temperatures from 70° to 75°.
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