Laura will pass well north of North Carolina Saturday

Laura made landfall around 1:00 am central time near Cameron, LA with 150 mph winds.
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2020 at 7:23 AM EDT
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Tropical Storm Laura Latest Info

Centered over southern Missouri

Category: Tropical Depression

Max Winds: 30 mph

Central Pressure: 993 mb

Movement: Northeast 15 mph

Laura's remnants will move off the east coast Saturday night
Laura's remnants will move off the east coast Saturday night(WITN)

Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, LA around 1am Thursday morning with sustained winds at 150 mph. Laura is now tied with the “Last Island” hurricane of 1856 as the most powerful hurricane to ever hit Louisiana. Laura’s eye moved directly over the city of Lake Charles around 3:00 am with winds near 140 mph. The storm will head eastward Friday night into Saturday, moving off the east coast Saturday night.

As its tropical characteristics deteriorate, Laura’s remnant low will swing scattered showers and storms into eastern North Carolina on Saturday afternoon/evening, but rain totals will likely run below 1″ with winds staying under 30 mph.

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