Winter Weather Advisory for Hawai’i isle summits

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as snow falls due to cold air aloft.

This is in effect until Sunday at 6:00pm.

An upper level disturbance has been creating wet weather for the east end of the state, but things are expected to start drying up.

The band of moisture will be pushed out east of the state by Sunday afternoon, giving Hawai’i island and Maui drier conditions tomorrow then they had today.

But dry conditions may be short lived as we see a weak front move in from the west starting Monday into Tuesday. 

Following that is another pulse of moisture that is expected to reach Kaua’i by Tuesday and create wet weather potentially through Wednesday.

With this band of moisture comes cold air from the north, so cooler temperatures are expected across the state.

Our surface winds are currently light, coming in from the northeast for most of the state.

The east end has been experiencing light and variable winds.

But with the new week comes the return of trades across all islands, but then shifting to the north and northwest from the middle of the week till the weekend.

A high surf warning is possible around Wednesday timeframe for north and west facing shores as a large and long period northwest swell is expected to begin to fill in on Tuesday and peak Wednesday evening before dimishing on Thursday.

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