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Hurricane Rosa to downgrade to tropical storm before making landfall in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Rosa is on a track to drench northwest Mexico and parts of the U.S. Southwest.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rosa should still be at tropical storm force when it hits the Baja California Peninsula Monday with flooding rains. It’s then expected to move quickly northwestward as it weakens, bringing 2 to 4 inches of rain to the Mogollon Rim of Arizona and 1 to 2 inches to the rest of the desert Southwest, Central Rockies and Great Basin. Some isolated areas might be more.

Rosa still had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph early Sunday and it was centered about 355 miles southwest of Punta Eugenia in Mexico. It was heading north at 12 mph.

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