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Wet weather over the Big Island overnight reached the summit of Mauna Kea and left a dusting of snow this morning.
What the weather service calls “wet tradewind weather” is expected today over most of the state.
The rain clouds are being blown over windward and mauka areas of most islands by the tradewinds. Some of the showers may move over leeward areas.
Moderate tradewinds and a higher chance of windward and mauka showers is expected to continue through tonight.
“Over the eastern and central parts of the state, we expect mostly moderate rains with a few locally heavier downpours at times. The highest rain chances will of course be over windward areas, but some leeward areas will see scattered showers as well,” forecasters said.
With wet tradewind weather and cool temperatures in the upper atmosphere, there is a chance more snow may fall on Mauna Kea this morning and overnight.
A weak weather system moving toward the state may bring “enhanced moisture” and windy weather starting Friday.
“We could see an increase in showers as the frontal remnants move through, otherwise expect typical passing showers,” forecasters said.