Flash flood watch in effect for county

A flash flood watch is in effect for Maui County from 6 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Saturday.

An upper-level low moving in from the west, combined with converging low-level flow and moisture moving in from the east, will bring the potential for thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall statewide, the National Weather Service said.

Flood-prone roads and other low-lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams, and urban areas may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff.

People should head to higher ground immediately if they experience heavy rain or rising waters and should not cross fast-flowing water by vehicle or on foot, the weather service said.


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