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American Samoa can expect heavy rain & flooding threat

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Source: National Weather Service Pago Pago

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An extended periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms, increasing the potential risk of flooding across American Samoa through Thursday evening.

Heavy Rainfall Impacts: Standing water on roads, Increased driving hazards, Possible mudslides.

A’afiaga mai Timuga mamafa: vai e lepa to’a I luga ole auala, Lolovaia I luga auala, Sologa.

IR satellite loop from the region is showing widespread precipitation returning throughout the Samoan Island chain — with greatly varying intensity.

The widespread rain is the result of pooling mid level moisture and instability between a weakly organized trough northeast and southwest of the island chain. The main forecast concern will be
the chance of widespread heavy rainfall and flood potential, especially through Thursday.