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January 03, 2019 Weather Forecast

January 3, 2019, 1:45 PM HST
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High Surf Advisory issued January 03 at 3:57AM HST until January 04 at 6:00AM HST by NWS

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Looking Ahead

A steady increase in trade wind speeds is expected into Friday, with locally windy conditions developing by tonight. Winds will gradually weaken and shift to the southeast on Saturday, and then become light and variable from Sunday into next week as a front stalls near the islands. The island atmosphere will remain stable for the next couple of days, with brief windward showers favoring nights and mornings, although an increase in windward showers is possible Friday night and Saturday. After a mostly dry Sunday, moisture associated with the stalling front may bring an increase in showers early next week.

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This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind around 9 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 8 mph becoming north northeast in the morning. 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. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. West southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming east in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Waimea

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with an east northeast wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Windy, with an east wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with an east northeast wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Kohala

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with an east northeast wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Windy, with an east wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with an east northeast wind 21 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

South Point

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Very windy, with an east wind around 31 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Very windy, with an east northeast wind 28 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with an east wind around 28 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Puna

This Afternoon: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a north northeast wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 9 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 15 mph becoming north northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Waikoloa

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with an east northeast wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Windy, with an east wind 26 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Very windy, with a northeast wind 29 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov

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