Tropical Rainstorm Meranti will produce localized flooding over Honshu, JapanSunday.Meranti made landfall as a minimal typhoon Friday morning, local time, nearShishi, China. Maximum sustained winds were near 80 mph (130 kph). Merantiquickly weakened over eastern China, though not before unleashing widespreadrain amounts of 2-4 inches (50-100 mm) across the flood-wary region.

Meranti continued to move northward and eventually northeastward and took aimat the Korean Peninsula. Very heavy rain started to fall over the peninsulaFriday, local time, and persited through much of the day Saturday.

Widespread rainfall amounts exceed 2 inches (50 mm), while local amountsreached near 6 inches (150 mm). This heavy rain prompted flood warnings acrossthe country.

Now moving east-northeastward, Tropical Rainstorm Meranti will spread heavyrain across Japan's main island of Honshu through the day Sunday, local time.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches (50-100 mm) will occur, triggeringlife-threatening landslides and deadly floods.

Conditions will gradually improve Monday as Meranti moves away from Japan.

Story by Rob Miller, Senior Meteorologist