Winds, big surf headed this way

A cold front that could bring strong winds and coastal flooding is headed to the Hawaiian isles this weekend.

“A developing low-pressure system north of Kauai will drag a front down the island chain Thursday and Thursday night, with winds backing out of the north and strengthening behind it,” according to the National Weather Service. “The winds may become very strong through the weekend as the low drops south, close to the islands.”

The NWS issued a special weather statement warning Wednesday covering all the islands:

“A powerful low-pressure system is expected to develop and move toward the islands from the north over the weekend. The low will send a large amount of wave energy towards Hawaii that will impact exposed north- and west-facing shores. Expect dangerous seas and surf late Friday through Sunday night, with the threat of significant coastal flooding and beach erosion that could damage infrastructure and property.”

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