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January 17, 2019 Weather Forecast

January 17, 2019, 1:45 PM HST
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Looking Ahead

A front will approach the area today with breezy southwest winds out ahead of it. The front is forecast to move down the island chain late today through late Friday accompanied by showers and possible thunderstorms. A brief period of trade winds is expected Friday and Saturday as high pressure passes by north of the area. Another front will approach the area early next week with winds becoming southerly out ahead of it. Shower activity will likely increase over the west end of the state as the front nears.

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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Scattered showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Kona

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

Tonight: Isolated showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Scattered showers, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Waimea

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph becoming light west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming northeast 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Kohala

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Windy, with a west southwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

South Point

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Tonight: Isolated showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 9 to 13 mph becoming east in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Puna

This Afternoon: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a light north northwest wind becoming north northeast 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Waikoloa

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 13 mph.

Tonight: Isolated showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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