Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4

Audrey Hill
October 1, 2018

In Los Angeles and Orange counties, surf could build up to eight feet high by late Saturday, and up to 10 feet Sunday and Monday on south-facing beaches.

There is increasing confidence that high-grade tropical moisture from Hurricane Rosa may drift into northwest Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California by Monday morning.

Hurricane Rosa is on track to drench northwest Mexico and parts of the southwest U.S., prompting tropical storm warnings for the Baja California coast and flash flood alerts for parts of four USA states.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and was located 625 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California as of Friday evening. The storm was moving west at 13 miles per hour.

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Remnants of Hurricane Rosa are expected to bring isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain to Arizona starting Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. It's expected to turn north, weaken over several days and make landfall over northern Baja California.

Hurricane Rosa is shown from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) GOES East satelite over the eastern Pacific Ocean on September 27, 2018, in this image provided September 28, 2018. The hurricane center also warned of heavy rains for St. Croix and Puerto Rico, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria past year and is still recovering from the storm.

Flash flooding will be a primary threat when rain rates of 1 inch to 3 inches an hour possible.

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