It’s been cold and dreary outside all thanks to a monsoon passing through the region but just how long will this rainy weather last? To find out we head over to the National Weather Service which is tracking the weather pattern.
As you look for your rain boots and pack your umbrella, National Weather Service’s Lead Forecaster Michael Ziobro shares what is really happening overhead.
“Right now, it’s what is called an active monsoon pattern over the western Pacific and we have a tropical storm here and the monsoon pattern comes down like this and then we have the wind coming up like that. And so it’s just flowing over the Marianas so we are getting a lot of rain and winds,” Ziobro said.
He says the wet weather can be expected until mid-week as it is not moving quickly through the region.
“And some of the computer models want to form something north of us that will keep that flow over us, the rain and the wind and it’ll keep gusty winds over us at least until Wednesday,” Ziobro said.
While NWS has identified tropical depression 10W having formed 910 miles west-northwest of Guam over the Philippine Sea, Ziobro says that is not what we are experiencing at this time.
“It’s just the active monsoon pattern because we get winds that seem like depression type strength and I can understand people thinking that. But there is no depression over us. It’s just once in a while a monsoon gets stronger than it usually does and we get winds over us,” Ziobro said.
Maximum sustained winds are around 30 miles per hour with the tropical depression expected to intensify through tonight possibly becoming a tropical storm by late tonight.
NWS will be sending out an updated forecast at 8 o’clock this evening.