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Front Moving Down Island Chain Through Weekend

March 16, 2017, 1:48 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 9:51 PM
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Looking Ahead

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Thursday afternoon a weak front is expected to reach Kauai and move down the island chain reaching the Big Island over the weekend. Windward sides will see increased clouds and showers as the front moves through. Drier trade wind weather is forecast to fill in behind the front early next week.

 

Today 

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We have variable winds today around 15 mph with afternoon sea breezes. High temperatures are forecast from 80° to 85° but feeling warmer due to a high heat index. Partly sunny skies to start with building cloud cover and isolated leeward showers in the afternoon. Windward spots will be partly cloudy with scattered showers.

UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight 

Variable winds are forecast around 15 mph with nighttime land breezes. Partly cloudy skies are expected for Hawaii County with scattered windward showers and isolated leeward showers. Low temperatures from 68° to 73°.

 

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