A potent storm is pounding the Hawaiian Islands with gusty winds and widespread flooding rain, with blizzard conditions expected at some higher elevations.
A state of emergency was issued for Hawaii on Sunday morning due to the intense flooding and blizzard conditions.
Much of the 50th state has been abnormally dry recently, with parts of Hawaii in severe to extreme drought. Needed rain began on Friday, but it may be too much of a good thing.
Due to the threat of excessive rainfall, flood watches have been issued for all of the islands and are expected to remain in place through Monday afternoon.