Cold front brings windy, wet weather this weekend

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A wind advisory is now in effect for Oahu until 6 p.m. The earlier high wind warnings for Oahu and Kauai have been canceled.

A flood advisory is in effect for Maui until 5 p.m.

As of a little after 2 p.m., Maunalua Bay and Sandy Beach parks have reopened after being originally closed by the city at 12:35 p.m.

Meanwhile, a high wind warning also continues for Big Island summits into  6 a.m. Sunday. Winds will make driving dangerous on the summits and upper elevations of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and the road to the summit of Mauna Kea is closed.

Windy weather is wreaking havoc across parts of the state damaging some homes. There have been numerous reports of roofs being blown off.

KHON2 has been tracking the developments since Friday night, and officials say most of the damage occurred in Windward Oahu.

The Honolulu Fire Department responded to more than a dozen weather-related incidents.

Officials also say a firefighter suffered some injuries while responding to a call about a blown roof in Kaneohe. He apparently lost his balance during a gust of wind and fell on his back. He was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

Reports are that he was released from the hospital shortly after midnight, and is doing OK and is resting.

There’s also a large power outage that’s affecting more than 1,500 customers in Temple Valley.

The heavy winds are expected to continue Saturday as well.

From the National Weather Service, as of 10 a.m. Saturday:

A cold front near Oahu will move to the Big Island tonight. Strong and gusty southwest winds will precede the front, and will be strongest to the north and east of the mountains. Widespread showers will spread from Oahu to Maui county this afternoon. There is also potential for localized heavy rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The front will gradually weaken as it approaches the Big Island tonight. Winds will weaken quickly behind the front, and turn more northerly overnight. Cooler and drier conditions will establish across the islands on Sunday and continue through early next week.

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