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Cool Weather Through Saturday, Warms up Sunday

January 7, 2017, 1:40 AM HST
* Updated January 6, 9:43 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Wind Advisory: Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits above 8000 feet for west winds 40 to 55 mph, gusting to 65 mph. In effect through 6 a.m. Saturday.

High Surf Advisory: East facing shores of the Big Island through Saturday afternoon at 6 p.m.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**

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Looking Ahead

A brief increase in windward showers is expected later tonight and Saturday as a batch of low-level clouds passes by. Cool northerly winds are expected into Saturday. Trade winds on Sunday will give way to light winds by Monday and through much of the upcoming work week. Mostly dry and warmer conditions are expected for much of next week, but volcanic haze from the Big Island may spread to the smaller islands.

 

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Today & Sunday

Partly cloudy skies are expected today with scattered showers for windward spots. Hazy for the Kona side with sunny skies in the morning and isolated afternoon showers as cloud cover builds. High temperatures from 77° to 82°. Winds will be northeast up to 15 mph.

UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight & Sunday Night

Northeast winds are forecast up to 15 mph. Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers for windward spots and mostly clear in lee areas. Low temperatures from 64° to 69° and cooler at higher elevations.

 

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