Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu as Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center announces the hurricane season outlook for 2018. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda, File)

HONOLULU — The Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes over the next six months, forecasters predicted Wednesday. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year.