Mawar is now a Category 3 Typhoon and is expected to continue intensifying.  

As of 8 a.m., Typhoon Mawar was located 225 miles southeast of Guam.

The Guam National Weather Service reports bursts of heavy rain have moved over Guam this morning and showers will increase as Mawar moves closer, increasing showers for all the Marianas.

Meteorologists said Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota, meaning damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected late this evening, with the onset of typhoon force winds forecast for Wednesday morning.

The latest track shows passage near or over Guam with maximum sustained winds increasing to 125 mph and is forecast to steadily intensify through tonight possibly passing by Guam as a 140 mph C ategory 4 typhoon.