3W to Pass South of Guam Overnight

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Guam – Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), along with National Weather Service (NWS), is tracking the newly formed Tropical Depression (TD) 3W which has formed south-southeast of Guam.

At 7:00 p.m. the poorly-defined center of TD 3W was located near Latitude 11.2 degrees north and longitude 145.6 degrees east. This is about 165 miles south-southeast of Guam.

TD 3W is moving slowly west-northwest at 7MPH and is expected to gradually turn to the northwest and slightly increase in forward speed during the next 24 hours.

TD 3W is expected to slowly intensify over the next 24 hours with the possibility of it becoming a Tropical Storm by Tuesday afternoon. Residents can expect maximum sustained winds at 30MPH.

Residents are asked to secure loose debris around the house as the disturbance will bring wind gusts as high as 30MPH.

Motorists should exercise extreme caution while driving, as heavy rain and ponding of water can create unsafe driving conditions.

In addition, residents are advised to monitor the local media and listen for the latest statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.