Authors: Jeanette Torres
(TOKYO) -- Talas, the 12th typhoon of the 2011 Pacific season, is expected to make landfall in Japan this weekend, bringing with it heavy rains and strong winds -- as much as 110 miles per hour.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the storm could hit the Western part of the country by early Saturday.
Talas is currently about 90 miles south of Cape Muroto on Shikoku Island, Japan's Kyodo News reports. The meteorological agency says the storm is moving slowly, which could mean heavy downpours for a wide area of the country -- including the coastline that was devastated by the March earthquake and tsunami.
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