Typhoon Mawar expected to pass near or over Guam Wednesday
As of 6 a.m., Mawar was located about 241 miles southeast of Guam and 320 miles south-southeast of Saipan.
It is moving north-northwest at 7 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota.
With Mawar expected to intensify, Guam may see tropical storm force winds as early as Tuesday afternoon, with the possibility of typhoon force winds of 81 - 110 mph by Wednesday morning.
Torrential rainfall is likely as Mawar passes with rainfall amounts of 8 to 15 inches possible.
Emergency shelters are scheduled to open at 8am at 12 of the island’s public schools.