Southern California to experience its closest brush with a typhoon in 25 years

Western states sweltering underneath an intense heat wave may additionally quickly see heavy rain and flooding

after Hurricane Kay made landfall Thursday as a tropical storm on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, forecasters stated.

after Hurricane Kay made landfall Thursday as a tropical storm on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, forecasters stated.

Kay came ashore near the center of the roughly 760 mile peninsula off Mexico's Pacific Coast with 70 mph maximum sustained winds

, heavy rain and a powerful storm surge, the National Hurricane Center said.

On Thursday night, the storm was 370 south-southeast of San Diego and tropical storm warnings were in effect across much of the peninsula's east and west coasts,

In the Atlantic, in the meantime, Hurricane Earl is spinning near Bermuda,