Tropical Depression 14W was upgraded overnight to a tropical storm, now with sustained winds of 40 mph, the National Weather Service reported.
According to NWS, 14W remains a very disorganized tropical system near Wake Island, centered 225 miles southwest of Wake Island near 16.8N 164.4E at 1 AM ChST Tuesday, Sept. 3.
At that time, it was moving west at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
NWS Meteorologist Brandon Adylett told the Patti Arroyo show on NewsTalk K57 that TS 14W poses no threat to Guam, the CNMI, Palau, FSM or the Marshall Islands. However, Adylett said Guam can have rainy weather for this week.
For more information on 14W, go to: https://www.weather.gov/gum/Cyclones
Elsewhere in the region, Tropical Storm Lingling (15W) sits east of the northern Philippines and will continue generally north. NWS said this is also no threat to Palau, Yap, Guam or the CNMI and sits just outside of the WFO Guam Area of Responsibility.
NWS is also watching another weak disturbance south of Guam. It is expected to bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to Guam and the CNMI today, and also to Yap and Palau today and tonight. For the most up-to-date weather forecasts, go to: https://www.weather.gov/gum/PublicForecasts.