Tropical Storm Ana formed to the southeast of the Big Island. I guess this must be the FIRST storm of the 2014 season which developed in the Central Pacific. The next will not be a "B," but will be Ela. This is because the storms born in our region have Hawaiian names, and there are no B's, C.s and D's in the Hawaiian language. Ana will strengthen into a hurricane and head straight for the Big Island, with possible landfall this weekend:
Computer models vary quite a bit:
In any case, most of them show Ana weakening into a tropical storm by the time it gets close to a Hawaiian island.