Saturday forecast: more wind & rain
It's going another wet and windy weekend with on-and-off showers, even a chance of thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory this morning for Oahu, Maui County, and the Big Island. There's also Flash Flood Watch in effect for all islands through Sunday night. Windward areas will get the most rain and have the highest chances of flash floods. Don't cross fast-flowing water by car or on foot. If you see heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.
A foot of standing water shut down Bayfront Highway in Hilo.
Breezy trades are blowing up to 25 MPH, with stronger gusts of 45 MPH.
Those powerful winds even knocked down a tree in Honoka'a early this morning, shutting down Highway 19.
The wind swell is causing a High Surf Warning for east-facing shores.
East: 10-15' (choppy)
There's also a Small Craft Advisory for all surrounding waters. East winds 15-25 kt. Seas 12-17 ft. Stronger conditions are being observed in the channels.