Hurricane Kay at sea, but lashes Mexico's Baja peninsula

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Kay off the Pacific coast of Mexico, early Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.

. Kay’s maximum sustained winds rose to 100 mph Wednesday, with forecasters saying it could brush the mid portion of the peninsula this week. (NOAA via AP)

. Kay’s maximum sustained winds rose to 100 mph Wednesday, with forecasters saying it could brush the mid portion of the peninsula this week. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Kay lashed Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula with wind and rain as authorities opened shelters and closed a few roads.

Kay had most sustained winds of ninety mph (150 kph) late Wednesday,

with forecasters pronouncing it could deliver hurricane-force winds to elements of the peninsula starting Thursday and possibly brush central Baja on Friday.

Farther east, Hurricane Danielle become slowly weakening a ways out over open waters some 605 miles (975 kilometers) north-northwest of the Azores.