While Barbara will continue to unravel over cool waters east of Hawaii into this weekend, showers and thunderstorms associated with the diminished system are forecast to impact the islands early next week.
Barbara was once a 155-mph Category 4 hurricane. However, even though the tropical cyclone will continue to head toward Hawaii in the coming days, it will weaken. The compact area of heavy rain and high winds will spread out and diminish.
By the time the feature reaches waters around the Big Island late Monday and Monday night, only scattered squalls are likely to remain, according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.