Tropical Depression Rosa threatens Southwest with flooding

Forecasters said the remnants of Hurricane Rosa, a one-time Category 4 now downgraded to tropical depression status, would make landfall Tuesday on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, threatening parts of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah with heavy rain and possible flash floods. Arizona is expected to see the most rainfall, with the National Hurricane Center warning the state could get up to a half-foot of rain in some places.

That much rain could cause “life-threatening flash flooding” and “dangerous debris flows and landslides” in the coming days, the hurricane center said. Flash flood watches covered areas with more than 11 million people.

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