Tropical storm dissipating

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You may have experienced some delays in your commute over the weekend due to some heavy rains and deep water, but don’t worry, those conditions aren’t expected to persist.

After several roads were flooded with cold and murky rainwater over the weekend, the National Weather Service’s Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor the activities of Tropical Storm Peipah.

According to a release from the Guam Homeland Security Office, as of this morning, the storm was located around 385 miles north-northeast of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Mike Middlebrooke, a meteorologist from NWS, told K57’s Patti Arroyo that Peipah is not expected to intensify.

“It’s not going to be a tropical storm for very long. It’s destined to have a short, sad life. It’s probably peaking already. It’s gonna get absorbed into that much larger, broad circulation that’s been lurking out there southeast of Okinawa and it’ll be gone by tomorrow night,” Middlebrooke said.

In addition, Middlebrooke says that the public should not expect tropical storm conditions although Guam may experience some light rain and thunderstorms.

“Later in the day, we should see the redevelopment of some scattered showers and the kind of stuff we’re used to,” Middlebrooke said.

While the flash flood watch has been canceled for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, several other advisories are still in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan.

A high surf advisory has been issued until Tuesday night, which means that hazardous surf will affect both south and west facing reefs.

With this, a high risk of rip currents is in effect, which can promote dangerous conditions for those who choose to swim.

Guam Homeland Security reminds the public to practice caution when driving on wet roadways and to avoid floodwaters if flooding is encountered.