UPDATE (5:50 p.m.) – This Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.
(BIVN) – A day after being soaked by heavy rain, the Big Island is again under a weather alert.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the entire Island of Hawaii until 5:30 p.m. HST.
“At 2:34 p.m. HST, radars indicated widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms over the Big Island,” forecasters stated Wednesday afternoon. “Radars show rain falling at over an inch per hour and the Papaikou Well rainfall gage recorded .25 inches in 15 minutes.”
The rumble of thunder could be heard across Hilo.
Locations in the National Weather Service advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Naalehu, Paauilo, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Hawaiian Paradise Park and Kawa Flats.
Yesterday, a strong cold front and stacked low pressure system to the north of the island closed roads on Hawaii Island and triggered a Flash Flood Warning for a portion of the day.
We will update this page as weather related events occur.