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Flood advisory posted for windward sides Hawaii Island as heavy showers move in from offshore

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Flood advisory is posted for parts of the Big Island Wednesday night, through 1:00a Thursday morning.

At 1003 PM HST, radar indicated heavy showers developing over the   windward Big Island areas. Rainfall rates up to 1 to 2 inches per hour are occurring with the heavier showers.

Observations from Papaikou Well near Hilo showed above 3 inches in the past three   hours. Expect this trend to persist through midnight.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:    Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Paauilo, Orchidlands Estates, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Honokaa, Laupahoehoe, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pahoa and Honomu.

It's nice to have trade winds but it looks like the trades will be gone by Friday. 

It's all thanks to a storm front that is expected to bring light and variable winds to the islands starting Friday and into Saturday.  

Higher rain chances including a slight chance of thunderstorms for Kauai and Oahu on Saturday.  

The thunderstorm chances move to Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island late Saturday and Sunday.

After the passing of the storm front late Sunday, northerly winds will bring cooler and drier conditions to start next week. 


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