Tropical Storm Podul (32W) made landfall in southern Vietnam earlier today, bringing showers and thunderstorms to much southern Indochina. Since landfall, JMA has downgraded the system into a tropical depression as it continues heading west. Medium-range models continue moving the system through Cambodia and Thailand before emerging into the Bay of Bengal as a minor depression and tropical wave. This scenario is very similar to Tropical Depression 30W (PAGASA name: Wilma).
Media reports out of Vietnam this evening report locally heavy showers. Flooding remains a threat as the ground is saturated from tropical rains recently, although significant damage does not appear to be a concern with Podul.