Big Island summits could see snow on Christmas Day

HONOLULU — The summits on the Big Island could experience a white Christmas as clouds are expected to sweep westward across Hawaii bringing showers and snow.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the National Weather Service says an upper-level disturbance will move over the Big Island from the southeast, producing clouds and showers into Tuesday.

Deepening cloud heights on the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa could bring several inches of snowfall above 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) by Christmas Day.

Other areas of the state could have higher chances of rain as the clouds and showers drift west.

A cold front is expected to approach Hawaii from the northwest on Wednesday. It’s expected to move through the state Friday and into Saturday, bringing heavy rains and thunderstorms.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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