A stormy Sunday brings rain and dust ahead of Rosa remnants

Saul Bowman
October 1, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has outlined the storm is set to stir both powerful winds and rain is it enters the mainland US.

Some rain has returned to parts of drought-withered and fire-scarred California, and forecasters say even more is expected next week from remnants of Hurricane Rosa and an approaching Pacific storm.

The storm is now producing "heavy rains and flooding" throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico's Baja California, and the Sonora Desert.

Rosa, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph), dropped down from a Category 2 storm overnight, coming down another notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

At the moment, there is a tropical storm warning out for a 291 mile stretch on the west coast of Baja California. In addition to waves two to four meters high on the western coasts of the Baja California Peninsula.

Rosa is producing "heavy rains and flooding" throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico's Baja California, and the Sonora Desert, as of Oct.1, 2018.


Currently, there are no coastal watches or warnings for Tropical Storm Leslie, which has been meandering in the central Atlantic for the past several days. Some isolated areas might receive more.

The rainfall in southern Nevada and Arizona and across the Southwest could spark unsafe flash flooding, or even landslides in the desert, experts warned ABC News.

Forecasters warned that swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the southwestern Mexican coast through Tuesday, causing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Sergio had winds of 60 mph Sunday morning and it was centered about 480 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico.

The storm moved northward over the weekend and its center is projected to reach Baja California Monday.

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