Flash flood warning cancelled for Big Island

Video of Rainbow Falls in Hilo (Courtesy: Jared Fujisaki)

A flash flood warning for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii county has been cancelled.

Weather radar and rain gauges showed that the heavy rains have ended. However, runoff is still occurring and stream levels will remain above normal for several hours, including Waiakea Stream, Palai Stream and Alenaio Stream.

Another band of heavy rainfall about 30 miles southeast of Cape Kumukahi may move onshore at around 7 p.m. A new advisory may need to be issued if this band reaches the Big Island.

Radar previous showed heavy rain over the slopes above Hilo with rates as high as three inches per hour in the Waiakea Uka area.

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