World and Nation

Rainy weekend in store

It will be mild and rainy throughout the day tomorrow, with up to an inch of precipitation expected to fall. The rain is likely to start a couple of hours after midnight tonight, and continue into the early morning on Sunday. Colder temperatures will return on Sunday and continue into the early part of next week, with a chance of rain or wet snow on Monday and Tuesday.

In the Pacific, the super typhoon Hagupit is scheduled to make landfall in the Philippines late tonight. A super typhoon is the equivalent of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane, and this one, in particular, is thought to have winds of up to 160 mph (sustained for at least a minute), making it a very dangerous storm if it makes landfall at close to that intensity. Last year, when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, it caused thousands of deaths and over 2 billion dollars (US$) of damage. While chances are very small that Hagupit will be as intense as Haiyan was at landfall, it still presents a significant danger to the Philippines.