Rain drenches Hawaii island with wet weather in store across island chain

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Heavy rains soaked Hawaii island Tuesday and more showers are expected to spread across the state.

The storm was so bad, one school canceled class for Wednesday.

Kua O Ka La Public Charter School in Puna has approximately 200 students.

School officials reported significant flooding on campus.

“In Puna, we love our rain. It blesses us and makes everything green, but this downpour especially with lightning is what concerns us,” said Susie Osborne, head of school. “We did have flooding on the campus, but lightning is mainly my concern for the children.”

A flood advisory that was in effect for much of the day expired at 8:30 p.m.

Locations included Hilo, Naalehu, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Honokaa, Ookala, and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Periods of heavy rain along with a few storms moving ashore will remain a possibility overnight into Wednesday for windward Hawaii island.

Elsewhere, more of a typical trade wind pattern is anticipated with showers focusing over windward locales into Thursday.

Friday through the weekend, winds are forecast to become light and variable, which will result in land and sea breeze conditions each day.

The best chance for clouds and showers through this period will remain over interior areas through the afternoons and early evenings.

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