A wetter weather pattern is expected this week and this outlook could be replaced by a flood watch for today through Thursday.
Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, an upper-level low to the east and a monsoon trough to the south continue to approach the Marianas. The two systems are likely to combine to create substantial rainfall for the Marianas.
These two systems are on track to get the wet season started with a bang, dropping 3 to 6 inches of rainfall between Monday and Thursday. Showers could start to pick up as early as last night.
Due to the drought earlier this year, NWS said 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 this week, have a backup plan in place. (Saipan Tribune)