By Barbara Brown
(Tumon, Guam) As of 1 p.m. (ChST) Sunday, Tropical Storm Bualoi slowed its move west-northwest even further to 12 mph, and has intensified with maximum sustained winds of 69 mph, just five short of being classified as a typhoon.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecasts that Bualoi will strengthen into a typhoon within the next 12 hours. As of 1 p.m. it was located 454 miles east-southeast of Guam.
Bualoi now is forecast to veer further north. According to the latest info from JTWC, it has moved away from Tinian and may barely miss Saipan.