Typhoon Krosa rolled over Luzon on Thursday night bringing heavy rainfall and damaging winds. The good news is the storm skirted the northern coast of Luzon in the area which is considered Typhoon country. Manila barely saw any weather from this storm and local media in the region is reflecting this will little to no coverage on the storm to the north. The NDRRMC has reported no casualties at this time due to Krosa / Vinta and damage looks to be minimal.
Now the storm is tracking west and in to a hostile Typhoon environment. Dry air high vertical wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures should cause Krosa to lose some intensity before impacting Hainan and then eventually Vietnam by Sunday. By the time it reaches Vietnam it should actually be a remnant low packing little in the way of winds. Still heavy rainfall could cause the risk of flooding by early next week.
Farther north the warm air pushed north from Krosa and cool air flowing south out of China is interacting over Okinawa bringing heavy rainfall in to the weekend. A few strong storms could develop and bring gusty winds. But for the most part it will be a wet and gloomy day for friday and in to the weekend in Naha.
Also in todays update we talk about what could be developing next week, and touch in on PM 2.5 impacting Korea and Japan.