Hurricane Douglas forms; could impact Big Island Sunday

  • As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Douglas was spinning 75 mph winds and tracking west at 15 mph approximately 1,785 miles east of Hilo, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which will monitor the storm until it crosses 140 degrees west longitude, at which time the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu will assume the role.

Hurricane Douglas — the first hurricane of the 2020 Eastern Pacific season — is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend, forecasters said Wednesday morning.