Hurricane Lane Hits Cat 4, Threatens Islands of Hawaii
Lane is being steered west by subtropical high pressure to its north. It will soon reach the western edge of that high, whch will allow Lane to curl northwest toward Hawaii during the second half of this week.
The key for Hawaii impacts is when those two turns occur and how sharp those turns are.
If Lane moves along the southern portion (left side) of its forecast projected path, it would be far enough south of the islands to cause peripheral impacts: increased rainfall, windy conditions, high surf and rip currents.