Not to be left out, the Pacific Ocean and Hawaii are seeing some action:
Tropical Storm Flossie, the sixth named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, formed just over 1000 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Wednesday.
Flossie will continue tracking west-northwest over the open waters of the Pacific Ocean, before turning toward the west later this weekend.
The forecast path includes parts of the Hawaiian Islands early next week (Monday/Tuesday). However, drier air, increased wind shear, and somewhat cooler water is expected to begin weakening of Flossie beginning this weekend.
The bottom line is that Flossie is expected to be only a weak tropical storm, tropical depression, or remnant by the time it reaches the Hawaiian Islands Monday and Tuesday. This means perhaps an increase in showers, including typical leeward locations, higher swells reaching east-facing shores, and an attendant threat of rip currents. Interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor Flossie through the weekend.