Parts of the state under a high surf warning starting Saturday morning

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A large northwest swell is forecast to rapidly build early Saturday morning, bringing warning level surf to the exposed north and west facing shores.

This swell is expected to peak Saturday evening and hold through Saturday night, before gradually subsiding Sunday.

Surf should hold at warning levels into early Sunday afternoon, before dropping to advisory levels.

A reinforcing moderate to large northwest swell is then forecast to arrive late Sunday night and hold surf at advisory levels at least into midweek for the exposed north and west facing shores.

A weak background east to southeast flow will allow daytime sea breezes and overnight land breezes to dominate through the middle of next week.

The atmosphere will remain stable and somewhat dry.

Showers will favor windward portions of the Big Island and Maui, while the rest of the state experiences afternoon clouds and a few showers over interior areas and the terrain.

A front may move down the island chain late Thursday and Friday.

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