(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flood Advisory for an area of Hawaiʻi Island until 8 a.m. HST.
“At 5:30 AM HST, radar indicated a line of heavy showers from North Kohala to Kailua-Kona,” a morning weather alert stated. “Rainfall rates up to 1 to 2 inches per hour are occurring and will continue over the next few hours.”
Forecasters say locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Waipiʻo Valley, Puʻuanahulu, Hawi, Waimea, Kawaihae, Waikoloa Village, Pololu Valley, Kohala Ranch, Kalaoa, Halaula and Kapaʻau.
Early Sunday morning, a landslide closed Highway 19 at Kaʻawaliʻi Gulch. Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation crews have since cleared the road.
A High Wind Warning, with reported gusts over 100 mph, continues for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.