The weather on Oahu, as well as on Maui and most of the other islands, has been pretty rough over the last few days. Now a flash flood warning has been issued for both Oahu and Maui. This warning is set to be in affect through the late afternoon, but may go into the evening, depending on the storm front.
“A weakening frontal boundary has stalled out across Molokai this morning,” forecasters said today. “Moderate to heavy showers and a slight chance for thunderstorms will persist for Oahu through Maui today, then slowly disperse through the middle of the week.
“Trade winds will build back in late Tuesday and focus remnant moisture over windward and mauka areas especially for Maui and Big Island.”
The storm system has been making its way down the island chain since early Sunday.
The cold front reached Kauai early Sunday, bringing with it bands of heavy showers. Poipu received 3.9 inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Puu Opae and Lihue Airport also received about 2.4 inches of rain over the same period.
The front made its way to Oahu in the early Sunday afternoon, delivering showers to central Oahu and the North Shore. Punaluu recorded 4.4 inches of rain through 8 p.m. The Department of Emergency Management also noted heavy shower activity in Nanakuli, Mililani, Kailua, Laie and Kahuku.
A high surf warning was also issued for much of the state, as waves continue to get bigger because of the recent weather. A high-surf warning for the north- and west-facing shores of Kauai and Niihau and the north-facing shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui through 6 p.m. today. Surf is expected to reach 20 to 25 feet in those areas.