Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Hurricane Rosa to bring flooding rains to southwest US

Hurricane Rosa to bring flooding rains to southwest US

Some areas of Los Angeles County could see up to an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The US National Hurricane Centre says Rosa should be at tropical storm force when it hits Mexico's Baja California peninsula and Sonora state on Monday with flooding rains.

The center of the Category 3 storm was 625 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, the NHC said in its 2 p.m. PDT update.

The rain could lessen as the storm moves toward Arizona, but it could also bring a small dust storm Sunday evening.

Sergio had winds of 50 mph (85 kph) early Sunday and it was centered about 485 miles (780 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico. It is expected to be a tropical storm when it nears northern portions peninsula on Monday night. The hurricane center said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells generated by Rosa were expected to cause risky surf and rip current conditions along portions of southwestern Mexico, the peninsula and southern California.

The hurricane center said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells generated by Rosa were expected to cause unsafe surf and rip current conditions along portions of southwestern Mexico, the peninsula and southern California.

"A gradual turn toward the west-northwest and northwest is expected on Friday, followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday and a turn toward the north-northeast on Sunday", the NHC said.

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