Flash flood warning in effect for parts of the Big Island

A flash flood warning is in effect for the Big Island until 8:45 p.m. today.

“At 5:48 p.m., radar and rain gauge data shows very heavy rains along the leeward slopes of the Big Island, extending from Waikoloa Village southward to Honaunau,” weather officials said. “A rain gauge along Waiaha Stream recently reported rainfall rates of 4 inches per hour, and radar estimates show widespread hourly rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches in the warning area.”

Locations in the warning include Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Kalaoa, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village and Holualoa.

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