HAWAII ISLAND – The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii County as of 4 p.m. today. The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday afternoon.
Emergency officials say there is the potential for heavy rainfall to redevelop during the weekend, as the combination of deep tropical moisture and an unstable airmass may result in heavy showers and thunderstorms.
The island is still feeling the effects of the warning that was in place for much of the day.
Hawaii Police Department reports Kahikopele Road in upper Puna in the Eden Rock area remains closed due to flooding.
In Hilo, Kamehameha Avenue remains closed in both directions between Pauahi Street and Ponahawai Street. Outbound traffic is open on Hilo Bayfront Highway from Wailoa Bridge. Inbound traffic is diverted to Waianuenue Avenue.
Both lanes are open on Highway 11 near Kawa Flats in Ka’u at mile markers 58 to 59.
“We urge residents and visitors to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued,” civil defense said in a final message for the damp day. “Campers and hikers should consider postponing their outing until the weather is better.”
NOTE on the ABOVE VIDEO: Footage taken this afternoon in Hilo showing Rainbow Falls and the closure of Kamehameha Avenue at Pauahi Street by the soccer fields.