Baby, it’s cold outside

LIHUE — Kauai is looking at 40-degree nights in the coming week, along with big waves that could trigger weekend advisories.

A weak front reached Kauai Friday, according to National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Kodama. With it came cool north winds and a chill.

“Might be time to break out that second blanket,” Kodama said.

According to NWS, temperatures Friday night were forecast to reach 49 on Kauai’s Westside. Lows through Monday are forecast to bounce between 64 and 50 degrees, with scattered showers intermittent.

“Sunday morning into Tuesday we’ll be seeing the drier conditions, and it’ll be cooler,” Kodama said.

It’s not a surprise for NWS forecasters, who predicted a prolonged period of dry conditions from late December through March. That wet season prediction was released in October.

NWS said it could get windy over the weekend, with bigger ocean waves responding to the cold front that’s advancing down the island chain. Forecasters said the winds would lull Friday night, and a new northwest swell is starting to build this morning.

This source, from a large swath of nearby northerly winds, will fade into early next week, according to NWS.

Though Hawaii is looking at cooler nights, the next few upcoming days are set to be clear and breezy, for the most part, throughout the week, with highs in the 80s and a few scattered clouds.

Jessica Else, The Garden Island


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