(BIVN) – The Flash Flood Watch continues for Kauai, Maui and the Big Island through late this afternoon.
National Weather Service says deep tropical moisture and an unstable airmass will keep the threat for heavy showers and flash flooding in place across the islands under the watch. “These areas have recently received significant rainfall, and with already saturated grounds, any heavy rainfall that occurs could quickly lead to flash flooding,” the forecasters wrote this morning.
The sun was shining this morning in Hilo. For most of the week, East Hawaii has been under dark and cloudy skies.
Hawaii County Civil Defense issued this message Friday morning:
on Dec. 1, 2017
This is a Flash Flood Warning update for Friday morning, December 1 at 5:40. The National Weather Service has been cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawaii. The Warning has been downgraded to a Flash Flood Watch. Flash Flood Watch means flooding is still possible, so stay on the alert.
Update: Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Department reports all parks, gyms, community centers are open today for normal operational hours and programs as scheduled. Only Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo will remain closed until this afternoon.
Due to the Flash Flood Watch in effect for the island of Hawaii, all residents are advised to continue to to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence of heavy rains and flooding conditions. National Weather Service forecasts possibility of rainy conditions to continue through tomorrow.
You will be updated of any conditions that may change that affect your safety.
For your additional information, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for the east-facing shores of Hawaii Island. This would be for the windward coasts of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.
Thank you. Have a safe day, this is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAII ISLAND - All roads closed yesterday because of flooding have been reopened, officials say, although any heavy rainfall that occurs could quickly lead to flash flooding.