Hot & Muggy Conditions Expected This Weekend
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday for northeast to east winds from 20 to 25 knots.
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Hot and muggy conditions will continue through next week. A trade wind weather pattern will remain through Saturday, bringing night time and early morning showers, with clearing by the afternoon. Winds will become light from Sunday into Tuesday as the remnant low of Celia passes a couple hundred miles north of the islands. Deep tropical moisture will move over the islands from Sunday through Wednesday, fueling locally heavy showers for both windward and leeward areas. Trade winds will return Wednesday, possibly becoming breezy Thursday and Friday as the next tropical system approaches.
Today & Sunday
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with showers likely for windward areas in the morning. Mostly sunny in the morning for the Kona side with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers in the afternoon. High temperatures from 84° to 89°. Winds will be northeast from 10 to 20 mph becoming north Saturday night from 5 to 15 mph and variable Sunday night up to 15 mph. On Sunday, afternoon showers could be locally heavy.
UV index at 13 (“extreme” exposure level)
Tonight & Sunday Night
Winds shifting as stated above. Mostly cloudy with showers likely for windward and leeward spots in the evenings. Clearing for the leeward side as the night goes on. Low temperatures from 74° to 79°.
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