While waters should be sufficiently warm, wind shear is expected to increase by Thursday, triggering
a weakening of Lane.
Despite that, Lane could still be a formidably strong hurricane near or off the Kona Coast of the Big Island
Thursday and may still be at hurricane strength near or off the coast of Maui County or Oahu Friday, areas
that are not accustomed to hurricane conditions.
Perhaps the most dangerous impact from Lane won't depend as much on its intensity or exact track, but rather
may result from its slowing forward speed in the form of heavy rainfall, as we'll detail in our impacts section below.
Residents in Hawaii, particularly in watch and warning areas, should complete storm preparations, including
putting together an emergency kit and a family emergency plan. Those with vacation plans to Hawaii through
Saturday should consider changing their plans.