UPDATE (11:56 p.m.) Hawaii Island is once again under a flash flood advisory, issued by the National Weather Service and in effect until 2:15 a.m.
Radar has shown an area of heavy rain near Pahoa, and that area has been stationary.
HILO, Hawaii – A rare lightning storm lit up clouds over East Hawaii on Saturday evening.
The Big Island joined the other Hawaiian Islands in a day-long Flash Flood Watch.
“Heavy showers may move over the Big Island from the southeast and over the smaller islands from the south overnight,” said the National Weather Service in Honolulu just after 3 p.m. “Daytime heating may help heavy showers form over interior areas of the islands Sunday afternoon.”
The video above was taken from the area of Haihai Street looking in the direction of Hilo Bay around 10:30 p.m. We cut out the periods of darkness between the flashes, but the cloud-to-cloud lightning seemed to flicker every 15 to 30 seconds. At other times during the night, loud thunder rumbled over the island. The weather didn’t seem to bother the loud coqui frogs, who kept on chirping throughout the show.