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May 17, 2018 Weather Forecast

May 17, 2018, 6:00 AM HST
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Special Weather Statement issued May 16 at 5:18PM HST by NWS

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Looking Ahead

High pressure far to the north will build back in across the region today with breezy trade winds returning to the islands through next week. An upper level trough over the Big Island today will enhance shower activity and produce isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Elsewhere most leeward locations will see fair weather conditions with more typical windward and mauka clouds and showers developing along northeast slopes of all islands. These northeast trade winds will continue to push volcanic emissions from the Kilauea volcano towards the southwest, away from the rest of the state. High confidence remains in our long range trade wind forecast through the end of next week.

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Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Light east northeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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Kona

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers before midnight. Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Isolated showers after noon. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Waimea

Today: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a light east wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Kohala

Today: Scattered showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming east 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with an east wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

South Point

Today: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Breezy, with an east northeast wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Windy, with an east wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Puna

Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Widespread haze. Cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely. Widespread haze. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming north northeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Waikoloa

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.

Friday: Isolated showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 85. Light northeast wind becoming north northeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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