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August 16, 2018 Weather Forecast

August 16, 2018, 1:45 PM HST
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Looking Ahead

Surface high pressure will remain far northeast of the area through early next week, with light to moderate trade winds prevailing over the islands. Areas of tropical moisture will move west across the state through the weekend. Showers will focus mainly over windward slopes, with afternoon clouds and showers, a few briefly heavy, developing over interior and leeward areas. Drier and breezy trade wind weather will return Monday, as a new high strengthens north of the state. Tropical Storm Lane is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane and move into the central Pacific during the weekend. It is too soon to know if Lane will directly affect the Hawaiian Islands.

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This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 85. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 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, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 8 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.

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Kona

This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Cloudy, with a high near 81. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Scattered showers after noon. Widespread haze. Increasing clouds, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Waimea

This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Breezy, with a northeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a northeast wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Kohala

This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with an east wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Windy, with an east wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Scattered showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy, with an east wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

South Point

This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Breezy, with an east wind around 16 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.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Breezy, with an east northeast wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers. Widespread haze. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Puna

This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 84. Northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then frequent showers after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 66. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Waikoloa

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers before midnight. Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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