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December 24, 2018 Weather Forecast

December 24, 2018, 1:45 PM HST
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Looking Ahead

A wetter trade wind weather pattern is setting up across the area over the next couple of days as abundant moisture and instability associated with an upper trough move into the island vicinity from the east. Winds will become lighter toward the middle and later half of the week as a front approaches from the northwest. The front is forecast to reach the area toward the weekend bringing with it unsettled weather.

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This Afternoon: Frequent showers. High near 79. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Frequent showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Low around 64. Light south southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Christmas Day: Frequent showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 79. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 100%. 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. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Christmas Day: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Waimea

This Afternoon: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a northeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Christmas Day: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Kohala

This Afternoon: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Frequent showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Low around 52. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Christmas Day: Frequent showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 67. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

South Point

This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Christmas Day: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Puna

This Afternoon: Frequent showers. High near 76. East northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north northeast. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Frequent showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Low around 62. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Christmas Day: Frequent showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 76. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Waikoloa

This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Christmas Day: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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