The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Maui until 6 a.m. Monday.
Forecasters said strong high pressure will strengthen far north-northeast of the state, bringing strong northeast winds to the islands. A low pressure system will form between the islands and the high Sunday night, which should cause winds to diminish rapidly by Monday.
Northeast winds of 30 to 35 mph with localized gusts of more than 50 mph are possible, according to forecasters. Winds will be strongest near ridges exposed to the northeast winds, and across leeward sections downwind of steep terrain, especially Sunday afternoon and evening.
Winds this strong can bring down tree branches and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph, or gusts of at least 50 mph are expected. Motorists should use extra caution.