Flash floods, high surf to continue

A flash-flood watch and a high-surf advisory have been extended into today for Maui, the National Weather Service said.

The flash-flood watch is in effect through late tonight, the weather service said. Rain was expected to decrease Tuesday night but a new front of showers was expected today. The new rain falling on saturated ground and higher-running streams will increase the chance for flash flooding.

High-surf advisories remain in effect for east- and north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai through noon today.

Rough seas generated by strong trade winds are expected to raise surf heights to 6 to 10 feet along east-facing shores.

A building north-northwest swell, expected to peak Tuesday night, will generate advisory-level surf of 12 to 16 feet through noon.

Strong breaking waves along the shorelines and rip currents in the ocean are expected.

The forecast for Maui today through Saturday is mostly cloudy with showers likely over windward and mountain areas. Isolated showers are forecast over leeward areas. The rain may be locally heavy through tonight.

High temperatures are expected to be 78 to 83 degrees and lows, 68 to 73 degrees. Trades are forecast to blow 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.