Entire Big Island Under Flash Flood Watch

Photo: Downtown Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii Image courtesy: Dinker022089
Photo: Downtown Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
Image courtesy: Dinker022089

BIG ISLAND, Hawaii — Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Honolulu, Hawaii, issued a flash flood watch for the entire Big Island.

The flash flood watch will remain in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday.

According to meteorologists, a low moving front will move over the area, destabilizing the atmosphere and “a surge of moisture moving in from the southeast could lead to heavy rain for the Big Island.  Brief Heavy rain and thunderstorms are also possible across much of the state… but the greatest threat for widespread heavy rain is expected over the Big Island.”

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.  Flash flooding is very dangerous.  The National Weather Service is advising residents of Big Island to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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