UPDATE: Flash Flood Advisory Issued Through 5 PM
UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2:10 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 5 p.m. today.
At 2:05 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain along leeward slopes near Waikoloa Village. Rain was falling at a rate of one inch per hour.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:
Pohakuloa Training Area
Kona International Airport
Stay away from streams drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.
Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.
Turn around, don’t drown.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 5 p.m. if heavy rain
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Hawai‘i County until Tuesday afternoon.
ORIGINAL POST: Oct. 3, 7:09 a.m.
At 3:29 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, the National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Big Island from 4 a.m. this morning through Tuesday afternoon.
The combination of abundant moisture and an upper-level disturbance could trigger heavy rains and thunderstorms from this morning through Tuesday.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.