Flash flood watch extended through late tonight

The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Maui County through late Monday night.

An upper level low is expected to remain stationary over the western portion of the island chain Monday night before moving east. This will produce unstable conditions across the state, bringing the potential for locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding, the weather service said.

The public is advised to continue monitoring the weather forecast and be prepared to take immediate action if flash flood warnings are issued. The weather service also advised against crossing fast-flowing water in a vehicle or on foot. Campers and hikers should reschedule their outings.

It does not have to be raining heavily in an area for flash flooding to occur, the weather service said.

For updates, tune in to local radio and TV stations, or listen to NOAA Weather Radio, call (866) 944-5025 or visit weather.gov/hawaii.

Prerecorded advisories and notifications are also available on the 24-hour automated county system by calling 986-1200.


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