Everyone in Hawaii should pay close attention to forecasts this week and be prepared for the possibility of a tropical storm hitting the islands.
The latest information on Hurricane Iselle is that it did strengthen overnight and is now a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, with gusts up to 144 mph.
The storm is moving westward towards the state, and by late in the week — we’re thinking late Thursday or early Friday morning — we’re going to have a 50 mph tropical storm in the vicinity of Hawaii.
It’s possible the storm could veer a little north or south, but it’s still too early to tell.
Worst case scenerio, a tropical storm will directly hit the islands and we’ll see heavy rain and winds in the 30-50 mph range.
If that wasn’t bad enough, another storm is following Iselle and appears to be following its track.
These are two significant systems that we will be closely monitoring.