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December 17, 2018 Weather Forecast

December 17, 2018, 1:45 PM HST
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Looking Ahead

Mostly dry and pleasant weather can be expected through tonight thanks to high pressure northeast of the area. A front will move down the island chain late Tuesday through Wednesday accompanied by a band of showers mainly affecting north and northeast facing slopes. Drier and cooler conditions are expected after the frontal passage. A typical trade wind weather pattern is expected by Friday and on through the weekend with clouds and passing showers favoring windward and mauka areas especially over the east end of the state.

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This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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Kona

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph.

Waimea

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. East northeast wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Kohala

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

South Point

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with an east wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tuesday: Isolated showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light east southeast. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Puna

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Waikoloa

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 6 to 13 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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