NWS predicts rainy weather this week; no forecast yet for Liberation Day weekend

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The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued a hydrologic outlook for the Marianas predicting rainy weather for Guam this week as the island heads into the Liberation Day celebration.

According to NWS, monsoon trough approaching from the south may bring substantial rainfall for the Marianas. Three to six inches of rain is expected between Tuesday and Thursday with showers expected as early as Sunday and Monday.

So far, NWS has not yet issued any predictions for the Liberation Day celebration this weekend although previous Liberation Day celebrations had been drenched by rain.

According to NWS, localized flooding will be possible in low-lying and poor drainage areas and residents and visitors are advised to take precautionary actions before heavy rainfall occurs by clearing drainage areas and un-blocking clogged storm drains to minimize the chance of flooding.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) are advising that if outdoor activities are planned for next week, residents should have an alternative plan in place.

GHS/OCD also advises all residents and visitors to be alert for additional advisories regarding flooding or hazardous seas and to be prepared to take action if warranted.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

* NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/

* NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/

*  GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/

* GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/