A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect for the Island of Hawaii beginning Thursday evening (May 6th) going into the weekend.
Possibility for locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms is likely for the Island of Hawaii on Friday (May 7th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for Molokai, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Niihau, the Big Island, Oahu and Kahoolawe. * From Thursday evening through late Friday night * An upper level low moving in from the west, combined with converging low level flow and moisture moving in from the east, will bring the potential for thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall statewide. * Flood prone roads and other low lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas may receiven more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising waters, head to higher ground immediately. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash Flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.