by Krystal Paco
Guam - You may not want to remove your typhoon shutters just yet as weather officials report another disturbance in the area. As of today, Tropical Storm Lekima is over 1,000 miles east of Guam and moving northward at roughly 10 miles per hour.
National Weather Service science and operations officer Roger Edson says no tropical storm watches or warnings are in effect for Guam, but may be soon for our neighbors in the Northern Marianas. "It looks like it will also follow a pretty reasonable path. The spread is somewhere between the northern CNMI and so we're not out of the woods there are people who live on Pagan and Alamagan," he explained.
Meanwhile, Lekima's twin sister has formed in the southern hemisphere. Edson assures this poses no threat to the island, as the disturbance can't cross the equator.
As for Typhoon Francisco, Edson says the island only felt the fringes of the storm, which was upgraded to a supertyphoon after passing Guam and downgraded again to a typhoon.
To date, Francisco is halfway between Guam and Japan. Projections show Francisco will swing just south of Japan.