LOS ANGELES: There is a hurricane that is moving toward the coastline of Southern California, but it is expected to bring not more than a half inch of rain.
In this week, Hurricane Rosa formed off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific and started moving towards Baja California, quite strongly and weakening by Friday.
The storm was of Category 3 and had maximum sustained winds with the speed of 120 mph. It was found at a distance of 625 miles southwest of the Baja California’s southern tip on Friday. It was said to be moving west at a speed of 6 mph.
Experts say that it may become a tropical storm by Sunday evening as it starts moving towards the Baja California peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center have made it clear that there were no coastal watches or any kind of warnings issued. However, swells generated by Rosa Hurricane may cause severe surf and rip current conditions in some parts of southwestern Mexico, the peninsula as well as the Southern California.
The National Weather Service have already predicted that the storm will be bringing the “first widespread rain event of the season” in the Southern California region, along with precipitation forecast expected to fall starting Monday night and lasting till Wednesday.
The total rainfall in the region is expected to be about half an inch or less, as per the National Weather Service. The forecast also said that the most predictable impacts of storm were likely to be slick roadways and delays in delays.
Officials in the areas that are recently affected by the wildfires were not taking any kind of chances, but even in light of the comparatively mild forecast. Officials of the Riverside County were worried about the debris flows near burn scars from the Cranston and Holy fires.
Authorities in those areas have been informing the neighbors to keep a track on the weather reports, to keep their houses sandbagged in order to prevent damage and to be ready to leave within a few minutes if a debris flow enters their area.