Hurricane Lane intensifies to Category 3 storm

  • Hurricane Lane continued to rapidly intensify Friday, becoming a Category 3 storm as it continued its westward track toward Hawaii Island. (GOES-WEST/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Five-day forecast track for Hurricane Lane issued at 5 p.m. Hawaii time on Friday. (NHC/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hurricane Lane continued to intensify Friday, becoming a Category 3 storm as it continued its westward track toward Hawaii Island.