With the weather being quiet in the Coastal Bend and for much of the nation, Hurricane Lane is stealing the headlines as it aims for the Hawaiian Islands.
For the rest of the week, expect mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid- to upper 90s. This will basically just be a continuation of what we’ve seen all week.
The big dome of high pressure that is currently in our atmosphere will shift to the east over the weekend, but it won’t really loosen its grip on Texas. We’ll likely see our temperatures fall a couple of degrees, but overall it’ll be more hot and dry weather.
Hurricane Lane managed to reach Category 5 strength early Wednesday morning, and it is still a very powerful major hurricane. A storm this strong is rare, but to have one this close to—and actually affecting—the Hawaiian Islands is almost unprecedented.
The storm is expected to pass within 50 to 100 miles of the Big Island and potentially evening making a direct hit on some of the other islands. It will still likely be a very strong hurricane at some point as it passes through the islands. For Hawaii, preparations should be wrapping up—significant impacts are on their way over the next 24 hours.