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Rich, tropical moisture continues to stream into Maui through Saturday

Rich, tropical moisture continues to stream into Maui through Saturday with pockets of heavy rain possible. Rain will mainly impact windward communities, though a few leeward showers might develop with the lighter winds. The trades strengthen Sunday, which takes towards a more typical trade weather pattern through much of next week.

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Trapped rainfall at higher elevations prompt Flash Flood Warning

At 7:12 p.m. officials reported flash flooding along the Wailuku River. The flooding is likely a result of heavy rainfall over the past couple of days that has been trapped at higher elevations and is now making its way downstream. Water has been reported over Iao Valley Road and is threatening several private residences. Locations in the warning include but …

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Localized pockets of heavy rain will be possible thru out the weekend

After a rough weather week for Maui, we still are under the influence of moist, unstable air. Localized pockets of heavy rain will be possible. Note that not everyone will get hit hard, but those that do may get torrential rain. The good news is that we see slow improvements this weekend and we return to a more typical trade …

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Abundant tropical moisture extends Flash Flood Watch until Friday

Abundant tropical moisture and an upper level trough will continue the threat of heavy rainfall and flooding. The very moist and unstable air mass interacting with an upper level trough will result in unsettled weather with potential for flash flooding through Friday. The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY, now in effect until Friday afternoon. Click here …

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Flash Flood Watch posted for Maui County until Wednesday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui County effective until Wednesday afternoon. This is due to a very moist and unstable air mass interacting with an upper level trough. This will result in some unsettling weather and potential for flooding over the eastern part of the island chain through Wednesday including Maui County. …

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Hurricane Lester continues on its WNW track and will gradually weaken

Hurricane Lester continues on its WNW track and will gradually weaken. However, tropical storm force winds or greater may be possible in Maui. Hurricane Watches remain in effect. Large, damaging surf is possible for East-facing shores. Periods of heavy rain will also be expected. Saturday will be the worst day, but the weather will improve gradually Sunday as Lester departs. …

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Hurricane Lester continues a west-northwest path and weakening

At 5:00 a.m. the center of Hurricane Lester was located about 495 miles east of Hana, or about 530 miles east of Kahului. Hurricane Lester is moving west-northwest at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph. On the forecast track, Hurricane Lester is forecast to approach the state from the east today, and then pass to the northeast …

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