Torrential rainfall across the northern Philippines, including the capital city of Manila, has led to widespread flooding problems since the weekend.
Former Typhoon Usagi passed north of the Philippines on Friday before moving westward and making landfall in China on Sunday.
Many times when a tropical system takes this track, the southwest monsoon will be enhanced leading to widespread flooding in the northern and western Philippines.
This was the case in August when Tropical Storm Trami enhanced the monsoon resulting in deadly flooding across Manila with as much as 40 inches of rainfall in some parts of metro Manila. The disaster resulted in at least 16 deaths.
Soldiers rescue trapped residents at Subic township, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, following flooding due to heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Usagi. (AP Photo/Jun Dumaguing)
This round of rainfall has again led to flooding and mudslides across northern and western Philippines, including Manila and the Subic Bay area.
Rainfall since Sunday has totaled over 10 inches in Manila, while the Subic Bay area has reported as much 17 inches of rain.
The death toll from the flooding and mudslides has reached 31 according to philstar.com. Most of these deaths occurred in the hard-hit Subic Bay area.
More than 10,000 people remain displaced as rain continues to fall across the region.
Unfortunately, a weak tropical low, currently just west of the Philippines, will continue to enhance rainfall over some of the hardest-hit areas this week. Although it is unclear if another tropical system will form, flooding rainfall will be the primary concern as many areas remain under water.
If a tropical system were to form just west of the Philippines, it would likely track westward toward Vietnam later this week.
Another winter storm is on the way for the mid-Mississippi Valley, but areas hit hard by the recent ice storm will be spared the worst.
A storm will drop heavy snow and disrupt travel from parts of the Midwest to a large part of the Northeast by Sunday.
Two storms will bring high winds to the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend.
A storm system will bring a mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow to the eastern Mediterranean into Saturday.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Detroit.
The rain is here to stay in Seattle, as showers and cloudy skies takeover the week's weather.
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22.4" of snow (13th-14th).
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80 mph wind gust.
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