Weather Transitioning Today for Big Island
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual windy channels from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday for northeast to east winds up to 25 knots.
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Hot and humid conditions with the chance for some enhanced showers will continue into early Thursday. Drier trade winds move in from the east as the tropical moisture exits the state. Breezy trade winds and much more comfortable conditions are then expected Friday through early next week, with showers focused over our usual windward and mauka areas. The weather may get a bit more active by mid to late next week. Some models are showing a tropical cyclone could approach the island chain from the east.
Mostly cloudy skies today for windward spots with morning showers likely and some clearing with scattered showers in the afternoon. Mostly clear for the Kona side with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and scattered showers. High temperatures from 86° to 91°. Winds will be northeasterly from 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.
UV index at 13 (“extreme” exposure level)
Winds will be northeasterly around 10 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy with showers likely in windward spots and clearing is expected as the night goes on for the Kona side. Low temperatures from 72° to 77°.
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