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Hawaii Island remains under a flood watch due to heavy rains

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Hawaii County Civil Defense 5:45 a.m. flood watch message

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island remains in effect. Due to unstable weather conditions and very moist air across the state, the flash flood watch will remain in effect through 6 p.m. tonight.

Currently heavy rains and occasional thunder and lighting can be expected across all areas of the island.

All major highways and roadways are opened at this time however motorists are advised to drive carefully and to be prepared for hazardous conditions to include ponding, and runoff, and to anticipate traffic delays.

As other weather systems develop and approach the state, the Civil Defense Agency will provide information updates on those possible threats. Please monitor local radio broadcasts for information on conditions or hazards that may affect Hawaii Island.

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