Showery weather for the islands this weekend, but the rain should not be as intense compared to now


A Flash Flood Watch is currently in effect through tonight for the entire state.

A Wind Advisory is currently posted for Kauai and Niihau as strong trade winds are blowing over the west end of the state.

Breezy trade winds are occurring over the remainder of the state.

The winds are the result of strong high pressure north of the state and a trough of low pressure just east of the Big Island.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Haleakala and the Big Island summits through Friday afternoon.

Summit roads may be icy and dangerous with low visibilities occurring in snow shower bands as they move across the mountain peaks. Additional snow accumulations of up to 6 inches are possible.

The upper low is forecast to linger in the island vicinity through the weekend while the surface trough possibly develops in a closed low and slowly moves westward across or just north of the island chain. 

This will cause our winds to gradually diminish and become rather light on the east side of the trough.

Unsettled weather can be expected across some areas but showers should not be as intense comapred to Thursday.

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