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Remnants of Laura headed toward Ohio

Laura is already a record-breaking storm as it is one of the earliest "L" named storms this Hurricane Season.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday morning as a strong Cat 4 Hurricane, with winds up to 150 mph, in Cameron, Louisiana. Laura is already a record-breaking storm as it is one of the earliest "L" named storms this Hurricane Season and strongest to make landfall along the Louisiana coastline since 1856.

Laura will continue to bring life-threatening conditions through the day before continuing its journey north. Places along the Gulf Coast are expecting to see 6-12 inches or more of rainfall by the end of the day. An Extreme Weather Warning expired this morning, but we did see gusts up to 137 mph in downtown Lake Charles and 127 mph in Cameron, where Laura made landfall. Hurricane Warnings and Storm Surge Warnings will continue through the rest of the afternoon with life-threatening storm surge.

Laura will continue to move north, and its remnants will move into the Ohio Valley by the weekend. This deep tropical moisture could bring 1-3 inches of rainfall across the area by the weekend. We will continue to track the potential for added rainfall online and on-air.