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Tropical disturbance to pass near Marianas this weekend

(CNMI Emergency Operations Center-State Warning Point) —  As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, a tropical disturbance was located about 1,210 miles southeast of Guam and was the subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. This disturbance was moving west around 10 mph.

Strong trade winds north of the disturbance persist across Micronesia from Chuuk eastward to the Marshall Islands.

The circulation is expected to continue westward through Thursday, passing south of Chuuk around Wednesday or Thursday. The circulation is then expected to turn to the west-northwest or northwest and pass southwest of Guam around Sunday.

There is still considerable uncertainty as to the exact strength of the system as it passes near the Marianas this weekend. Models continue to indicate gradual development of the system through the week, but its development has been considerably slower than models have forecast. However, the disturbance will bring increasing rain and gusty winds this weekend.

Acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios is advising residents of Saipan, Tinian and Rota to stay informed about the latest forecasts and statements which will be available through local media sources and the NOAA weather radio broadcast on 162.5 megahertz. You may also call CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000, Those in the Northern Islands can contact CNMI EOC State Warning Point at single sideband radio on frequency 5.205.0.