There are currently 4 hurricanes in the tropics at the same time. Erika, the one that we were a little concerned about close to home, has weakened to almost nothing, with scattered thunderstorms over Florida. Erika is not a threat.
Hurricane Fred has formed in the eastern Atlantic, but it is so far east it will move over cooler water and be affected by wind shear, and the National Hurricane Center expects it to dwindle to a tropical depression by the end of the week. It's out there, so we'll have to keep an eye on it, but that would make it the third tropical system to die in the Atlantic/Gulf/Caribbean basin in 3 weeks.
There are 3 hurricanes in the Pacific. Iganacio is only 500 miles east of Honolulu, Hawaii, but it is moving northwest and looks like it will miss Hawaii. Jimena is behind it, but it looks like it will also turn north and miss Hawaii. Kilo is already over 1,000 miles west of Hawaii, and storms in the tropics usually move westward due to the trade winds, so it is doubtful it will affect Hawaii either.
We are getting near the peak time for hurricanes (early September), but so far the Atlantic has been unfavorable for development due to wind shear, etc. Hopefully it will stay that way.
Dr. Tim Coleman