Hurricane Hector remains category 3 storm; passes south of Hawaii
As Hurricane Hector continues to barrel west in the Central Pacific, the storm has weakened with wind speeds are currently at 115mph. Tropical Storm and High Surf Warnings are still in effect on Hawaii Island. Maui is under a high surf advisory. Lanai is under a wind advisory.
Hurricane Hector remains a category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph, and gusts up to 140 mph.
Hector is passing well to the south of Hawaii with minimal impacts expected for the islands.
The 11 p.m. update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has the storm 325 miles south of Honolulu, moving west at 16 mph. The storm will remain on a westerly path before turning more northwesterly by Friday. By then Hector will be at a good distance away from Hawaii.
High surf generated by Hector will impact south shores of all islands as the storm moves west.
As the storm passes, Hector will bring an increase in showers starting Wednesday night through Friday morning. Tropical moisture will move in from the south. Periods of heavy rain is possible Thursday afternoon.
Dangerous ocean conditions will persist until the storm is out of Hawaiian waters on Friday.