Hurricane Hector, a Cat-3 hurricane as of 6:45 AM Wednesday, is forecasted to track south of Hawaii's Big Island Wednesday. As of 6:45 AM winds were sustained at 125 MPH and it was moving west at 25 mph. The storm is forecasted to remain a Cat-3 hurricane and move south of the big island, bringing strong wind and storm surge to the southern portion of the island.
While Hector won't make a direct hit, the Big Island will still feel an impact from the storm Wednesday. Tropical storm warnings are out through the day. Tropical storm force winds, 39 to 73 mph, will impact the island Wednesday into Thursday with calmer conditions returning Friday.
For Weather Nation: Meteorologist Emily Roehler