Batten down the hatches especially the folks on the Big Island. Very good chance you will be getting a storm your way on Tuesday/Wednesday time frame...be prepared - head to Costco now and get your food/water and gas.
Surfers- wax the boards!
BTW..almost exactly a year ago you were brushed by a storm....hmmmm.....
News is now showing the system passing farther north as a tropical storm as it weekends. Still potential for impact on the islands... Maui & Big Island are under a storm watch.
Gotta say, I'm a little disappointed. I didn't want a hurricane, but a mild tropical storm would have been nice... Been longing for some thunder and lighting with some real rain!