By Jethro Mullen
updated 4:13 AM EDT, Sun July 6, 2014
-- A large, powerful typhoon is growing in force as it barrels toward the Japanese island of Okinawa.
Typhoon Neoguri is expected to strengthen into a super typhoon over the course of Sunday, meteorologists say.
By the time it nears Okinawa early Tuesday, it's likely to be generating winds as strong as a Category 5 hurricane.
Okinawa, where multiple U.S. military facilities are situated, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons
. Many of the buildings on the island are designed to weather the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western Pacific.