Hurricane Iselle closing in


Hurricane Iselle was about 1,425 miles east-southeast of Hilo on Sunday, moving west at 10 mph.

The five-day forecast, according to the National Weather Service, would see Iselle reaching near the Big Island at tropical storm strength by late Thursdeay/early Friday morning, “though likely any effects would be felt on the Big Island beginning Thursday evening, according to a Sunday afternoon forecast.

Long-range models continued to track Iselle toward the west-northwest, which could potentially impact the smaller islands on Friday.

“Due to uncertainty in the track at day 5 and beyond, it is too early to forecast impacts such as rainfall amounts or winds at this time as even small changes in its path will alter the impacts,” the forecast reads.

Additionally, another tropical cyclone may arrive beginning Saturday night, “though there is much uncertainty to the progression of this storm.”

 

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