Typhoon Nari crossed the Philippine Island of Luzon Friday. The worst impacts went north of the capital City of Manila. But, heavy rain will likely lead to some flooding in and around the Philippine Capital.
Earlier in the week, AccuWeather.com International Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak mentions, "a track north of Manila favors the heavy rain to fall on the back side of the storm once the center has passed." This turns out to be the case, heavy rain will last into Saturday across Manila.
Nari will cross the South China Sea and take aim on Vietnam with landfall expected early next week.
Flooding rainfall has inundated parts of the Philippines over the last several months, directly and indirectly related to other tropical systems. A return of torrential downpours is not welcome news.
This season, 26 named tropical storms and 11 typhoons have churned through the basin. This sounds impressive, but during a typical season, there are 26 named storms and 16 typhoons across the West Pacific.
Meanwhile, a new tropical storm has formed south of Japan. This storm (Wipma) will threaten Japan as a typhoon next week.
Tropical Storm Wipha formed just west of Guam Friday. It is expected to intensify significantly while tracking northwestward through the weekend. It will pass near or just offshore of Japan around Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
As with Typhoon Nari, Wipma is in an area ripe for development. Very warm water temperatures, plentiful moisture and a lack of wind shear will contribute to strengthening.
By early next week, AccuWeather.com meteorologists believe it will be located south and east of Japan. Whether or not the typhoon makes a direct hit on the country depends on a cold front sweeping through northeastern China. If the front is a little slower, the cyclone could make a run at the east coast of Japan.
No matter the exact track, gusty northerly winds will buffet Japan early next week. Residents along the east coast of the country should continue to monitor this situation through the week.
Snow removal equipment and manpower are ready for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, if wintry weather hits the region around MetLife Stadium.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
A storm brought heavy snow and travel headaches across the Northeast on Tuesday.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
On this week's edition of AccuWeather LIVE, we'll take a look at an upcoming winter storm and how it may affect holiday travel.
Detroit will get a break from snow toward the end of the week as milder air arrives for the city.
Valley Forge, PA (1777)
Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge on a day having "stormy winds and piecing cold" in-and-out winter followed.
West Palm Beach, FL (1989)
Record high of 88 degrees.
Lancaster, CA (1984)
Ended up with about a foot of snow. One spot in Kern County (North of LA) had 19" of snow.