Douglas is churning toward the Hawaiian Islands as a Category 3 hurricane.
While the hurricane is expected to get stronger today, the National Hurricane Center, reports it will gradually weaken starting Friday and continue through the weekend.
Douglas is about 1,335 miles east-southeast of Hilo with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. As of 5 a.m. this morning, the hurricane was moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual decrease in forward speed and a slight turn toward the west.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.