While a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe, a Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect there too.
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours.
Douglas will be near the main Hawaiian Islands through Sunday night.
It added that Oahu would experience the effects of the storm about midday and the islands of Kauai and Niihau in the evening.
In 1992, Hurricane Iniki damaged or destroyed 41 per cent of the island's homes.
The Central Pacific Warning Center lifted the hurricane warning for the island of Kauai, the final remaining hurricane warning in place for Hawaii.
Hurricane Douglas peaked earlier in the week as a Category 4 Major Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.
However, some meteorologists have warned Hawaii continues to skirt risky storms one due to hit the islands in force sooner rather than later.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches). These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions for the next couple of days. While the CPHC isn't issuing Storm Surge advisories, they warn that a storm surge of 2-4 feet could be possible in areas as very tall, violent surf smashes the coastline of the islands. This rain may result in flash flooding and land slides, as well as rapid water level rises on small streams.
UPDATE - The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense this stated that "observation reports throughout the island by the Hawaii County Police and Fire Departments report that all roads are open and no heavy rains, strong winds, nor damaging surf conditions during the night and early morning hours".
While the heart of the storm missed mainland Hawaii, the islands did not emerge completely unscathed. The updated intensity forecast once again closely follows the consensus IVCN, and maintains Douglas as a hurricane until it passes west of the islands. Meanwhile, 75-150 mm of rainfall is possible on the Big Island, with locally higher amounts.
He said Hurricane Douglas offered residents a way to learn how they can do a better job getting ready for such storms.
Hanna brought wind gusts of up to 68 miles per hour to Corpus Christi and 81 miles per hour wind gusts to Baffin Bay Padre Island. "These acceleration areas will shift w/time as #Douglas passes near the islands".
During a Saturday news conference, Hawaii Governor David Ige, said: "We know that it is weakening as it approaches, but it still will have significant impact on each island".
Ballard said the storm was tracking west-northwest over the island chain and any variation of the path closer could bring much worse weather.