Oahu remains under flash flood watch as rainy weather lingers

  • STAR-ADVERTISER/ MARCH 2020

    Forecasters said localized, heavy showers and thunderstorms could develop over Oahu through Thursday, forecasters said.

Rainy weather will continue over the next couple of days for Hawaii, but the threat of flooding continues only for Oahu, forecasters said today.

The National Weather Service early this morning canceled the flash flood watch for Niihau and Kauai, but kept it in place for Oahu through Thursday afternoon.

Forecasters said localized, heavy showers and thunderstorms could develop from Oahu to Hawaii island through Thursday due to a low lingering north of the state through Friday.

West winds behind the front are expected to carry bands of showers over the islands.

Today’s forecast is partly sunny for most islands, but with isolated thunderstorms and numerous afternoon showers expected for Oahu and Maui County.

On Oahu’s South Shore, which includes Honolulu and Waikiki, the chance of rain is at 70%.

Highs during the day range from 80 to 85 degrees, and lows tonight from 69 to 74. Variable winds remain low, at 10 to 15 mph.

Surf along north and west shores is expected to continue easing today, before will trend back up for the north shores due to the arrival of a north swell on Thursday.

Surf along north shores at 3 to 5 feet today grows to 4 to 6 feet by Thursday evening. Surf on east and west shores remains at 2 to 4 feet today through Thursday. Surf on south shores remains at 1 to 3 feet through Thursday evening.

The low bringing heavy showers is expected to lift away to the northeast during the weekend, bringing drier, more stable weather, forecasters said. A northwest swell is also expected to arrive, and begin building down the island chain late Saturday.

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