UPDATE: Guam in Condition of Readiness 4

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Guam – As of 1:00 this afternoon Tropical Depression 10W has been located 140 miles southeast of Guam and 225 miles south of Saipan. 

Following its current track, Tropical Depression 10W will be passing near or just south of Guam by midnight tonight and into early tomorrow morning with damaging wind speeds between 40 and 45 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph in the heaviest of rainfall. It’s most intense point is anticipated to hit the region, more particularly Guam and Rota, by early Thursday morning as it makes its way away from the area. With a 90% chance of rainfall as soon as tonight and through Thursday, rainfall of 4 to 6 inches is expected. A tropical storm warning remains for Guam and Rota, to include a tropical storm watch for Tinian and Saipan which means damaging wind speeds of 39 mph or greater is expected within the next 24 to 36 hours.

A statement from the National Weather Service highlights TS-10W’s track slowly Northwest or 325 degrees at 5mph. It is expected to intensify by Thursday, when is passes Guam however, while its remains in the area a northward shift could still bring TS-10W over Guam or through the Rota channel.

We will keep you updated as tropical storm 10W progresses.