In today’s Worldwide Tropical Outlook, we’re still monitoring the tropical disturbance (Invest 90W) E of Hainan Province in China which is spreading heavy showers and thunderstorms across portions of northern Vietnam and southeastern China. (Starts at 11:38 in the video below)
The real story for the Western Pacific is a newly-formed tropical depression southeast of Mindanao. Initial model runs suggest a northerly track toward Japan over the next few days, but the cyclone appears to pose little threat to significant strengthening. Once PAGASA coins the system as a tropical depression, it will be named Jolina. The next JMA-name will be Jebi, which will be issued once the cyclone reaches tropical storm-strength.