Hurricane Rosa weakens, Southern California to see rain and high surf

Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4 - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station

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.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Hurricane Rosa will weaken over the weekend, but its remnants could bring heavy rainfall to the southwestern United States early next week.

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

This image shows the projected path of Hurricane Rosa on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Rosa was expected to reach Baja California on Monday as a tropical storm.

Swell from Hurricane Rosa off Mexico is expected to increase surf and rip currents along the Southern California coast.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday.

Meteorologists said that up to 10 inches of rain fell in some parts of Martinique, Dominica and Barbados as they warned of flash floods and mudslides.

"We are going to have a whole bunch of rain and it's. not the kind of thunderstorm rain that (is) associated with the monsoon (season)", Cerveny said.

Sergio had winds of 60 mph Sunday morning and it was centered about 480 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. The potentially risky conditions are expected to last through Monday.

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