Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Hurricane Rosa remnants may bring thunderstorms to Mohave County

Hurricane Rosa remnants may bring thunderstorms to Mohave County

Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.

Hurricane Rosa, in the eastern Pacific, on Thursday night was upgraded to a major category 4 hurricane with 125 miles per hour sustained winds.

There is a possibility that the area will experience a surge of tropical moisture leading to widespread heavy rain as early as Sunday night, NWS meteorologist Alex Boothe said from Las Vegas.

Rosa, which is now a Category 3 storm, weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Friday.

It's then expected to move quickly northwestward as it weakens, bringing 2 to 4 inches (5-10 centimeters) of rain to the Mogollon Rim of Arizona and 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 centimeters) to the rest of the desert Southwest, Central Rockies and Great Basin.

In the south, surf generated by the cyclone off Mexico is expected to build overnight, followed by rain on Monday as Rosa's moisture expands northward from Baja California.

The National Weather Service announced flash flood watches through Wednesday for areas including southern Nevada, southeastern California, southwestern and central Utah and the western two-thirds of Arizona.

"Additional weakening is anticipated over the next few days, and Rosa could become a tropical storm by the end of the weekend", the Miami-based center said. The storm was moving west at 13 miles per hour.

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