A deep low pressure system is now cruising across Korea and on to Japan today after bringing nasty weather to South Eastern China this past week. Even a report of a tornado occurred just North of Hong Kong. This same weather system brought 70kt winds and hail to the region. But now as the weather tapers off there it builds in Korea and Japan. Already warnings are in place across southern and western Japan for thunderstorms, heavy rains and flash floods. So a wet weekend in store and a umbrella will be handy. Also if anyone has any videos taken of the rain and storms you are more than welcomed to share.
The tropics remain loose and disorganized today as rain showers run over the southern Philippines. Some localized flooding is still a risk as a few of the storms could drop up to 20-30mm of rainfall in an hour going in to the afternoon to evening hours here.
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