Update: Wind advisory canceled for Big Island
Update May 5, 3:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service has canceled the high wind advisory for the Big Island.
Original post: The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory for portions of the Big Island until 6 p.m. on Friday.
The forecast is for east winds of 25 to 30 mph with localized gusts to 45 mph. The following areas may be impacted: North and South Kohala, Kona, Hāmākua, Kaʻū and island interiors.
Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.
Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down.