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After wet and wild Friday, expect more of same today

More thunderstorms are in the forecast today across the state, following a stormy Friday in which lightning struck two Oahu houses, thunder triggered car alarms, thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity and more than 4 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period in some areas.  …

Honolulu Airport had record rainfall for a June 3, with 0.92 inches recorded by 4 p.m. over 16 hours.

The previous record was 0.41 for the full 24 hours under rainfall records dating back to 1946, the National Weather Service said. …

Lightning was suspected of causing a fire at a Laniakea home and also struck a house in Mililani. …

For the 24-hour period ending 5 p.m. Friday, a rain gauge at Moanalua measured 5.02 inches; Ahuimanu Loop, 4.75 inches; Waihee Pump, 4.44 inches; and Lyon Arboretum in Manoa, 3.11.

Update: see below for a radar snapshot at the time of this writing.  Looks like the windward side is getting the worst of it right now.


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