Photos: Rosa soaks Baja, southwestern US with heavy downpours

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
October 04, 2018, 12:10:19 AM EDT


Rosa and a non-tropical storm soaked Mexico with heavy rain and flooding on Monday, before taking aim at the southwestern United States.

Several roads were closed in Phoenix on Tuesday morning due to flooding with some cars getting stranded on flooded roads.

On Tuesday 2.36 inches of rain fell in Phoenix, making it one of the top 10 wettest days in the city's history.

Schools across the area were closed on Tuesday due to the heavy rain and the risk of flooding.

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Several days ahead of the storm, AccuWeather meteorologists predicted the rainfall amounts from Rosa could produce life-threatening flash flooding.

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A pedestrian walks through a flooded street with a hand truck to get sand bags to deliver to local businesses during a flash flood as a result of heavy rains from tropical storm Rosa Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Phoenix.

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Vehicles wait to get towed from a flooded street during a flash flood as a result of heavy rains from tropical storm Rosa Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Phoenix.

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A Jeep drives through a flooded street to get sand bags to deliver to local businesses during a flash flood as a result of heavy rains from tropical storm Rosa Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Phoenix.

(Image via Instagram/azchumley)

The remnants of Hurricane Rosa dumping rain across Arizona.

(Image via Reed Timmer)

Standing waves in flash flood in Gila Bend, Arizona.

(Image via Reed Timmer)

Flash flooding in Scottsdale, Arizona along Indian Bend Wash after heavy rainfall from Rosa.

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People filling sandbags in Yuma, Arizona, to prepare for flooding from Rosa. (Photo/@oliviapxo)


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