Wind and waves on the rise for the islands through Wednesday

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 8 AM Wednesday for the island of Kauai.

Northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts near 50 mph. 

Affected areas include the northern section of Niihau and the mountain and western section of Kauai.

A wind advisory has als been issued for parts of Hawaii island and Maui County from 5 AM to 10 PM Wednesday.

Northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with localized gusts near 50 mph.

Affected area includes Lanai, Kahoolawe, portions of Central Maui, including the Leeward Kohala and Volcano regions of the Big Island.

A cold front is forecast to quickly move down the island chain later today through Wednesday, bringing increasing rain chances especially along north and northeast slopes of each island.

Gusty northerly winds along with drier and cooler conditions will follow tonight through Thursday.

Rain chances may linger over the eastern end of the state through Thursday as the front stalls and diminishes.

A return of a more typical trade wind pattern will be possible Friday into the upcoming weekend.

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