Heat records tied, fall again

Home plate umpire Jaime Perez wipes his face during a break in Tuesday’s Little League District 3 Majors championship baseball game between Central East Maui and Molokai at Eddie Tam Park. It was 92 degrees at Kahului Airport on Tuesday, tying the record for the day. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Another two 90-plus-degree days at Kahului Airport on Monday and Tuesday brought the tally of record-breaking or -tying days of heat to 23 since May 16, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature Tuesday was 92 degrees, tying the record for the day set in 2017.

On Monday, the high temperature was 94 degrees, breaking the record for the day, 90 degrees, set in 1980.

The wet weather over Kauai and Oahu on Tuesday “may sneak into Maui County” early today, but with not enough force to post flash flood advisories, the weather service said. More typical trade wind pattern with windward and mauka showers is expected to return Friday.

The forecast for the Central Valley today is partly sunny with scattered showers early in the morning and showers likely in the later morning and afternoon, the weather service said. There is a 60 percent chance of rain.

High temperatures are expected to reach 89 degrees with overnight lows of 67 to 73 degrees. Light winds are expected.


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