Update: Flood advisory for Big Island canceled
Update at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20: The National Weather Service has canceled the flood advisory for the Big Island.
Original post: The National Weather Service reports that the rain will keep coming for all of the Big Island on Monday, leading to a flood advisory until 3:45 p.m.
Radar and automated gauges indicated persistent moderate rainfall falling at rates of up to 1 inch per hour along the slopes of the Hilo, Puna and Ka’u Districts. This is leading to increases in stream flow.
In addition, spotty heavy showers and thunderstorms have developed across leeward Big Island, producing localized rain rates of 2 inches per hour around Kailua-Kona.
Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.