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NWS warns of potentially heavy rainfall this week

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Posted on Jul 27 2020

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Potentially heavy rainfall is expected this week in Guam and the CNMI, based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam.

The CNMI Emergency Operations Center is advising the public that localized flooding will be possible in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Check storm drains in your area to make sure they are not clogged. If planning anything outdoors next week, have a backup plan in place.

Latest model guidance indicates rainfall amounts ranging from around 2.5 inches to over 6 inches are possible during the week, with the heaviest rainfall likely Tuesday through Thursday.

According to an advisory from the CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point, a robust upper-level low will interact with a series of trade-wind troughs to bring showers and thunderstorms to the region this week. Occasional heavy showers are expected to begin as early as today, Monday, and continuing through most of the week.

Latest model guidance indicates rainfall amounts ranging from around 2.5 inches to over 6 inches are possible during the week, with the heaviest rainfall likely Tuesday through Thursday.

This developing situation will continue to be monitored closely over the next few days, said the NMI Emergency Operations Center advisory. If conditions warrant, this outlook will be updated daily until the threat is no longer expected or watches, advisories or warnings are issued. (Saipan Tribune)

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