HONOLULU (KHON2) — Tropical Cyclone Darby is now southwest of the Big Island and will have very little impact on Hawaii’s weather.
A drier than normal and breezy trade wind pattern is expected over the next few days. A more typical trade wind shower regime will return Tuesday night and hold in place through late next week.
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Starting Sunday, we should see a much drier air mass across the state with a slight decrease of wind speeds. A drier than normal trade wind pattern is expected through at least Tuesday.
The combination of dry conditions and breezy trade winds may elevate fire weather concerns during the first half of next week. A return to our typical trade wind pattern with windward and mauka showers is expected around middle of next week.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service had issued a tropical storm warning.
According to NWS at around 5:26 a.m., there were tropical storm conditions with winds coming from the East at 30 to 40 knots, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt late in the afternoon, and seas 10 to 15 ft. NW Half, E winds 10 to 20 kt.
Elsewhere seas 6 to 10 ft. Isolated thunderstorms SE Waters.
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Locally strong trades were to focus moisture associated with decaying Tropical Cyclone Darby over windward Big Island today