Sunny skies are back for Aloha Friday

Today we expect partly sunny skies and isolated windward and mauka showers. Leeward sides could see a repeat of afternoon clouds and showers if convection kicks in like it did yesterday due to daytime heating and sea breezes taking hold. Highs getting into the mid to upper 80’s and feeling hotter than the thermometer indicates due to the light and variable winds (up to 15 mph in some spots).

Weak trade winds will veer out of a southerly direction over the weekend, leading to an extended period of dominant land and sea breezes through early next week. Clouds and spotty showers will develop over interior and leeward sections of Maui County each afternoon followed by partial clearing at night. Weak trade winds are expected to return Wednesday.

Surfwise, the first decent SSW swell of the season is upon us. We haven’t quite seen it yet (see video below) but it is expected to build throughout the day today and hold through the weekend. Maybe waist-head high early on (at the standout exposed spots) to chest-head high + before dark. Cross your fingers! I know I am

Sunset tonight at 6:57pm
Sunrise tomorrow at 5:47am

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Malika Dudley is the Chief Meteorologist and feature entertainment reporter for MAUIWatch. She was formerly the weekend meteorologist and feature reporter for Hawaii's #1 news channel Hawaii News Now. Malika is happy to now call Maui her home. She is a full-time mommy & jewelry designer. Click here to check out her blog “Life’s Swell.”

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