Rain-filled-pothole weather may ease up tonight
StarKist folks were singing in the rain over the weekend and it looks like the territory will continue to be plagued with more rain filled potholes and flooding into today.
The National Weather Service at Tafuna forecasts the trough that has lingered over the islands for the past few days is beginning to move slowly southeast with clearing weather expected to begin Monday night. The small craft warning has been lifted.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory this morning saying an unstable air mass over Tutuila and Manua has triggered widespread showers and locally heavy rainfall this morning. Increasing rainfall will continue to dampen soil and create rising water along streams and creeks.
Heavy rainfall and runoffs may cause small streams to overflow resulting in flooding of low lying areas and roadways. The weather services warns motorists take extra caution when driving through flood roads. Mud and landslides are also possible along steep slopes and mountainous areas as grounds become saturated. The public is advised to take necessary precautions when driving due to hazardous driving conditions and flooded roadways.
Scattered showers are still in the forecast throughout the day, decreasing to isolated Monday night. Monday night through Wednesday expect variable winds 5-10 MPH with high temperatures in the mid 80s.
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