Flooding from Heavy Rain expected…..
Hurricane Hilary is now a Category 2 storm as of mid-Saturday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
As a result of the storm’s unique path, California was issued its firsttropical storm watch in the state’s history on Friday. The storm, currently off the coast of Baja California, is expected to bring “heavy rainfall” across the Southwest, the NHC said in an advisory.
“Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of 10 inches, are expected across portions of southern California and southern Nevada,” the advisory read. “Dangerous to catastrophic flooding is expected. Elsewhere across portions of the Western United States, rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected, resulting in localized significant flash flooding.”….
image…Satellite view of Hurricane Hilary on Saturday afternoon. (NOAA)