(Photo courtesy of PAGASA website)

MANILA -- Tropical Storm Jenny may make landfall in Central Luzon either Tuesday night or early Wednesday, the weather bureau said.

In a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz said "Jenny" may make landfall in Central Luzon, particularly in Aurora province, between 9 p.m. tonight to 1 a.m. Wednesday.

"Ang bagyo ay nasa karagatan pa dahil hindi pa ito nagla-landfall. Kung hindi ito magbabago ng bilis (ng takbo), maari itong makalabas Huwebes ng umaga o tanghali (The tropical storm is still over the seas and is yet to make a landfall. If it would not change its speed, it would be outside the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday, either in the morning or in the afternoon)," she said.

Jenny was last eyed at 290 km. east of Infanta, Quezon, heading west northwest at 35 kph.

It has a maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 2 was raised over Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, and Mountain Province.

On the other hand, Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Alabat Island, Cavite, Laguna, Camarines Norte, northeastern portion of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, were put under Signal No. 1.

According to PAGASA, intermittent to frequent moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Cordillera Administrative Region, Isabela, Cagayan, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, and northern portion of Quezon (including Polillo Island), likely until Wednesday.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may be experienced over Metro Manila, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Luzon, it added.

Residents of said areas must take precautionary measures, since these are very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, dela Cruz said.

Those in areas under TCWS are warned against strong winds and gusty conditions.

Sea travel is also risky in these areas, as well as the seaboards of Batanes, due to potentially rough sea conditions, PAGASA said. (PNA)