Parts of island under wind advisory

A wind advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. for portions of the Big Island, including Hilo, South Point, Pahala, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway above 5,000 feet.

A wind advisory means sustained winds of at least 30 mph or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected, according to county Civil Defense.

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Due to the potential impacts of high wind, residents should tie down loose objects or move them indoors before sundown.

Stable and breezy trade winds will bring modest rainfall along Hawaii’s windward slopes, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

The NWS expects a high pressure system to strengthen northeast of Hawaii on Friday, possibly boosting trade winds further throughout the weekend.

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An upper level low pressure systemwill drift over the islands late Friday and through the weekend, leading to increased showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

The wet and unsettled weather may continue into early next week.

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