16W Weakens to a tropical depression; passage expected south of Guam by Tuesday


The following is news from Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense:
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor what is now Tropical Depression 16W. After being upgraded to a tropical storm last night, 16W has weakened to a tropical depression this morning.
 
As of 7 a.m., the system was located 12.5 degrees north latitude and 164.2 degrees east longitude, about 1305 miles east of Guam. The system is moving west-southwest at 15 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. 16W is expected to maintain this intensity through tonight, possibly becoming a tropical storm again by Monday. The system is expected to develop Monday afternoon and Tuesday as it approaches passage south of Guam Tuesday afternoon.
 
Through today and tonight, it is expected to be mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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