Remnants of Wali bringing rain and flash flood watch

Hawaii State Radar
Hawaii State Radar

The remnants of once-Tropical Storm Wali have reached the Big Island, bringing rain and prompting forecasters to issue a flash flood watch for the Big Island and Maui.

The watch went into effect at around 4 a.m. Saturday and will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

National Weather Center forecaster John Bravender said Saturday morning that the remnants of Wali were still 500 miles ESE of the Big Island and that its full impact won’t be felt until Sunday afternoon.

The remnants from Wali will combine with a separate upper level trough, and together, could bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the islands through Monday.

All islands are expected to see heavy rains at some point, with the bulk of the rain over windward and mauka areas.

Forecasters say the rest of the island chain could see increasing showers midday Saturday, becoming more intense in the evening.

A flash flood watch for the rest of the state will go into effect at 6 p.m. Saturday and last until 6 p.m. Monday.

Big Island, Hilo, near Kuhio Plaza, 10:26 a.m.
Big Island, Hilo, near Kuhio Plaza, 10:26 a.m.

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