Update: High wind warning canceled; high wind advisory remains in effect for portions of Kohala
This post was updated at 4:02 p.m. Dec. 9.
A high wind warning issued for North and South Kohala and Hawai‘i Island summits has been canceled, but a high wind advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Dec. 10 for portions of North and South Kohala, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
Especially breezy trades will gradually weaken by Saturday. The strongest winds will occur over and downwind of terrain and in saddle areas between mountains. East winds of 20 to 35 mph, with localized gusts up to 55 mph, are forecast in the advisory area.
The weather service advises the public in the areas under the advisory to watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving, make sure tents and awnings are secure or taken down and be prepared for power outages.