HONOLULU – A hurricane is on course to bypass Hawaii to the northeast, while the other appears set to weaken before it gets closer to the island.
The National Weather Service said Thursday Hurricane Norman center will probably only 200 to 300 km to the northeast of the main Hawaiian Islands. Meteorologists are warning of high surf, but she doesn’t expect the storm to directly affect the state.
Norman was packing maximum sustained winds near 115 mph (185 km / h), making it a Category 3 hurricane. Wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures are expected to weaken in the next few days.
Olivia is currently a Category 3 hurricane, 1,200 miles southwest of the mexican Baja California. It is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm before it nears Hawaii early next week.