Lionrock to impact eastern Japan

8/28/2016 2:00:00 AM

As of Sunday morning, EDT, Typhoon Lionrock was located approximately 305 miles west-northwest of Iwo Jima, Japan. Lionrock was moving northeast at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 125 mph with gusts to 155 mph.

Lionrock is forecast to continue moving northeastward over the next 24 hours toward the east coast of Japan. Lionrock is expected to slowly weaken as it approaches land with landfall likely to the northeast of Tokyo, along the east coast of Honshu, later Tuesday, local time.

A storm surge of 4-8 feet is likely along the east of coast of Honshu to the north of Tokyo. Rainfall amounts will average 4-8 inches along the storms path with up to 12 inches possible across the northern mountains of Honshu. After moving across Japan, Lionrock may impact extreme southeastern Russia later in the week, bringing flooding rainfall.

By AccuWeather Meteorologist John Schneider

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