Strengthening Typhoon Noul Heads for Philippines

Typhoon Noul is intensifying in the Western Pacific Ocean, and appears to be headed for a collision with the northern Philippine island of Luzon this weekend as a compact but intense storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center, operated by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, has shifted the storm's projected forecast track to potentially make landfall in Luzon, before recurving to the northeast toward Japan early next week. Previous forecasts had shown that Noul would miss the Philippines entirely.