(BIVN) – A Flood Advisory is in effect for an area of North Hawaiʻi until 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu says that 3:28 p.m. HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Waipiʻo Valley and Honokaʻa. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Paʻauilo, Waipiʻo Valley, Saddle Road Junction, Waimea, Honokaʻa, and Laupahoehoe.
Due to the Flood Advisory, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense recommended residents stay away from flood prone areas. “Heavy Rainfall and ponding will cause hazardous driving conditions,” an alert message stated. “Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.”
“Remnant moisture from a dissipated cold front that was over the islands has been locally enhancing showers in a few spots this afternoon, mainly near Maui County and around Waipio Valley on the Big Island,” a National Weather Service forecast discussion stated at 3:54 p.m. “This moisture is forecast to continue to break up, leading to some enhanced trade wind showers tonight for windward Maui county and portions of the Big Island overnight into Sat morning, before the winds taper off again.”