This is the craziest rain blob I've ever seen.
God bless everyone,
Tropical Storm Danas to bring flood risk to Philippines, Taiwan; China, South Korea and Japan remain on alert
Residents from the northern Philippines to Taiwan are being warned that a new tropical system will threaten the region the next several days.
A tropical depression formed in the Philippine Sea on Monday morning, local time, and quickly strengthened into Tropical Storm Danas east of Luzon.
In the Philippines, the storm is known locally as Falcon.
"At this point, AccuWeather meteorologists believe it will remain a tropical storm and not achieve typhoon status," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Houk.
"Right now, the main threat from this tropical storm is expected to be flooding rain," Houk said. "Potential impact areas include communities from Luzon Island in the Philippines to much of Taiwan."
Gusty winds will also accompany the tropical system, threatening to cause sporadic tree damage and power outages. Such issues may become more widespread if the system strengthens into a strong tropical storm.
As the storm moves between the Philippines and Taiwan, wave heights will increase around the northern Philippine Sea and become increasingly more dangerous for boaters and swimmers as it strengthens.
All residents from Manila to Laoag, Philippines and Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, are urged to closely monitor this system and review what preparations would need to be taken should a tropical storm threaten.
Impacts to land will increase from Tuesday into Wednesday as the center of the storm approaches northern Luzon.
A track over or north of Luzon, which is most likely at this time, will bring heavy rainfall to northern and western parts of the Island.
"Rainfall of 125-250 mm (5-10 inches) is expected across northern Luzon," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards. "There can be an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 450 mm (18 inches).
This magnitude of rainfall can result in flash flooding and heighten the risk for mudslides across the rugged terrain of the area.