Lane Drifts South of Hawaiian Islands
The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for Hawai‘i County.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for O‘ahu and Maui County. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau.
At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Lane was located near latitude 19.8 north, longitude 158.4 west, about 110 miles SSW of Honolulu.
Lane is moving toward the north near 3 mph, and this motion is expected to continue this morning.
This will likely be followed by a turn toward the west with an increase in forward speed starting later today or tonight.
This westward motion is forecast to continue through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Lane will pass south of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau later today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are still expected in and near outer rain bands that will affect Oahu and Maui County today. Tropical storm conditions are possible on Kauai starting later today.
RAINFALL: Lane’s outer rain bands will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides. Lane is expected to produce additional rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in some areas. Localized storm total amounts well in excess of 40 inches have already been observed along the windward side of the Big Island.
SURF: Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands. These swells will produce high surf along exposed south and east shorelines today.
Next intermediate advisory at 8 a.m.
Next complete advisory at 11 a.m.