MANILA (UPDATED) — A low pressure area has formed east of Visayas on Thursday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
The LPA was spotted 300 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar at 8 a.m., said PAGASA.
It is forecast to cross the Southern-Central Luzon area by Saturday and emerge over the West Philippine Sea by Sunday where it may develop into a tropical depression, said the weather agency.
The LPA will enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat starting Friday until early next week, PAGASA added.
A rainy weekend is expected over Metro Manila, Central and Southern Luzon, and Visayas due to the monsoon rains. Flooding and landslides are likely in these areas.
For more updates, visit the ABS-CBN weather center.
—Report from Ariel Rojas, ABS-CBN News