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ESE Winds Mean Haze, Shift in Weather Pattern

March 29, 2017, 1:49 AM HST
* Updated March 29, 8:52 AM
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Looking Ahead

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East to southeast winds are forecast across the state through Friday. A disturbance high in the atmosphere is digging toward the islands increasing the chance for more windward showers today through Saturday. This weekend more typical trade wind weather is expected with breezy winds.

 

Today  

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We have east winds today around 15 to 20. High temperatures are forecast from 81° to 86°. Partly sunny skies with scattered windward showers. The Kona side will be mostly sunny to start with mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers in the afternoon. Locally hazy skies are forecast as well.

UV index at 12 (“extreme” exposure level)

 

Tonight

East winds are forecast around 15 to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for Hawaii County with numerous windward showers. Clearing skies are expected for the Kona side overnight. Low temperatures from 67° to 72°.

 

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