State under flash flood watch

The entire state, including Hawaii Island, is under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, gale low-pressure system associated with the remnants of former Tropical Cyclone Linda is moving westward into the Hawaiian Islands this morning.

Unstable conditions moving through the state will produce rain showers across all islands, heavy at times, increasing the threat for flash flooding through late tonight. Thunderstorms may also linger over island mountains as strong winds with this system produce heavier showers over higher terrain areas.

Flood-prone roads and other low lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff.

Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising waters, head to higher ground immediately.


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