Japan has had it bad for typhoons so far this year. And now here comes Typhoon Fitow, pictured below.
The good news is that the storm is only expected to strike the Japanese island of Honshu as a weak Cat 2 equivalent typhoon.
The bad news is that it looks like the right front quadrant may be heading right over Tokyo. Fitow won't be super-intense at landfall -- at least according to the official Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast -- and its impact isn't currently expected to be exactly head-on. Still, no major storm near a megalopolis like Tokyo can be a good thing.
NASA Earth Observatory
There are also some bad typhoon scenarios for the city, though your friendly neighborhood "Storm Pundit" just doesn't know enough about Tokyo's vulnerability to say whether they ought to be seriously discussed in connection with Fitow. In any event, here's the currently projected track for the storm, in an image from Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Landfall is coming in the next day ...
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