West Hawaii under flood advisory until 6:30 p.m.


The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii Island through 6:30 p.m., Hawaii County officials said.

Thunder, lighting and heavy rains are being reported in parts of North Kohala, Waimea, Saddle Road and along Mamalahoa Highway between Waimea and Kona.

Motorists are urged to drive safely and anticipate possible ponding and runoff.