Weather experts posting on various sites said that as Debby passes over progressively cooler waters, a non-tropical system is likely to absorb and shred the storm, which will lead to its demise.
Hawaii emergency officials who have been contending with Kilauea volcano's lava flow were preparing for a hurricane that was expected to pass to the south of the islands this week.
Hurricane John was centered about 320 miles southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph late in the afternoon. Beachgoers are warned of strong breaking waves and currents that will make swimming hard and risky, the news site said.
It was located about 470 miles east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii. As that ridge strengthens, its counterclockwise flow will steer the storm farther to the west and away from the islands.
As of 8 a.m., the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 495 miles ESE of Hilo at latitude 16.3 N and longitude 148.5 W, moving west at approximately 16 miles per hour.
The CSU has forecast nine more named storms before the season ends in November, with three expected to become hurricanes and one a major hurricane.
During last year's historically active, ferocious and deadly season, Harvey and Irma alone caused close to $200 billion in damages, according to ICAT, the catastrophe insurance concern.
Service of Jamaica is reporting that tropical storm Debby, which is not a threat to Jamaica, has strengthened slightly as it makes its way towards the North Atlantic. Debby will not be a threat to land. The long-term seasonal averages are 11 named storms, and six hurricanes. It will turn to the northeast by the weekend, keeping it clear of the U.S. No impacts will be felt here in eastern Carolina.