Update: Flood advisory canceled for Big Island
Update at 9 p.m. on Wednesday: The National Weather Service said flooding no longer is a threat to the Big Island.
Original post: A flood advisory is in effect until 12:15 p.m. this afternoon for North Kohala, South Kohala, Kona and Ka‘ū.
According to the National Weather Service, at 9:12 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain over the western half of the Big Island, especially from Waikoloa south to South Point and into the Kawa Flats area. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Waikoloa Village, Kapa‘au,
Hōnaunau, Pōhakuloa Training Area, Kealakekua, Kainaliu, Hōlualoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Pu‘uanahulu, Kalaoa, Wood Valley, Pāhala, Punalu‘u Beach, Kawa Flats and Nā‘ālehu.
Minor flooding on roads, poor drainage areas, and in streams is expected. A Flood Watch is also in effect for the Big Island until 6 p.m.