Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents to San Diego

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents to San Diego

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. It was moving west at 6 miles per hour.

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 center of Rosa was expected to approach Baja California Monday, but is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by that point.

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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. Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home and schools were cancelled in the nearby islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

"Coastal areas are expected to received 0.25" to 0.50" of rain Tuesday into Wednesday, said Brandt Maxwell, a weather service forecaster. The hurricane center also warned of heavy rains for St. Croix and Puerto Rico, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria a year ago and is still recovering from the storm.

Sergio had winds of 60 mph Sunday morning and it was centered about 480 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. The storm is expected to become a tropical depression Friday night and degenerate into a low pressure trough by late Saturday.

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