Blas has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm and could fizzle by Sunday, but another storm is building strength right behind it.
Any impact to Hawaii could materialize in the form of large east-shore swells by Sunday, with some added rain next week as the remnants move through.
However, the storm behind it is getting stronger. Tropical Storm Celia could strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday and is the one to watch for the next seven days. Long-range models show Celia in the vicinity of the Hawaiian islands by next weekend.
It’s still very far out and we can’t put too much weight on the long-term forecast models while a system is over 2,000 miles away and a week out, but it warrants us to be prepared and stay informed.
Celia will move into Central Pacific waters next week.