Shifting Winds Ahead of Cold Front, Hazy Skies
Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)
Wind Advisory: Summit of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through Saturday. Southwest to west winds will increase reaching 55 to 65 mph in some spots with gusts up to 75 mph.
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A cold front is forecast to approach the islands today and tonight and push through Oahu and Kauai on Saturday, before stalling out over Maui County Saturday night. Breezy southwesterly winds are expected along and in front of the front. Moderate to heavy showers are also expected with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. The front is expected to fall apart on Sunday, with leftover moisture lingering into early next week. Another cold front is forecast right on its heels.
We have southwest winds today around 15 mph. High temperatures are forecast from 78° to 83°. Partly sunny skies are expected with isolated windward showers and haze throughout the day.
UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)
Southwest winds are forecast around 15 to 20 mph tonight. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with isolated showers for windward spots. Low temperatures from 66° to 71°.
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