(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for a portion of Hawai’i County until 7:15 a.m. HST.
At 4:15 a.m. HST, forecasters reported, “heavy showers and thunderstorms continue to develop and move ashore over portions of windward Big Island. The heaviest showers and thunderstorms were affecting areas from Hilo to Glenwood. Rainfall rates up to 2 to 3 inches per hour can be expected in the heaviest showers.”
Parts of Hilo were without power earlier this morning.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Kamuela, Honokaa, Ookala and Hawaiian Paradise Park, forecasters say.
The entire island of Hawaii is under a Flash Flood Watch. A High Surf Advisory has also been issued for east-facing shores from Kohala through Puna to Kaʻū Districts through Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the summits.