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Hurricane Kay Threatens to Flood California From Miles Away

  • Storm hammering Mexico’s Pacific coast will bring rain
  • Kay’s rain would be the latest extreme weather for California
Hurricane Kay

Hurricane Kay

Source: NOAA

Hurricane Kay will bring rain to California through this weekend, interrupting a punishing heat wave and threatening to trigger floods and mudslides across the drought-parched region.

Kay, with top winds of 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour, was about 110 miles southeast of Punta Eugenia on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the US National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 2 p.m. New York time. Kay could graze the coastline, coming ashore Thursday in Mexico before pushing north later in the week.