Laura weakens, now a tropical storm

The First Alert Weather team is tracking Laura. The extremely dangerous storm continued to press inland through Louisiana Thursday after making landfall near 2 a.m. ET in the Cameron area. Laura made landfall as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph. It will continue moving north through Thursday as it weakens. Click here to watch LIVE updates on FOX30 & CBS47.

Latest updates below:

August 27

12 p.m. Update: Damaging winds and flooding rainfall are spreading inland over the northern portions of Louisiana, while high water levels persist along portions of the coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

11 a.m. Update: Laura is now a category 1 hurricane, according to latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds are 75 mph in northern Louisiana.

6 a.m. Update: Laura has weakened and is now a category 2 hurricane that’s moving north in Louisiana.

2 a.m. Update: Hurricane Laura officially made landfall about 1:50 a.m. EDT at Cameron, Louisiana as a preliminary category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. The storm’s power has raised fears of a 20-foot (6-meter) storm surge that forecasters say would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities on the Texas and Louisiana coast.


August 26

11 p.m. Update:

Hurricane Laura is still a Category 4, moving NNW at 15 mph, with a wind speed of 150 mph threatening the Texas-Louisiana coast. Laura is forecasted to make landfall between 12:30 am and 1:30 am CDT.

10 p.m. Update:

8 p.m. Update:

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5 p.m. Update: According to Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh, Hurricane Laura is still strengthening and expected to hit landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border overnight.

2 p.m. Update: According to the National Hurricane Center the Hurricane Hunters report that Laura has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane.

11 a.m. Update: The new track for Category 3 Hurricane Laura. The National Hurricane Center says it expects Laura to be a Cat. 4 at landfall along the NW Gulf Coast.

August 24

11 a.m. Update: Tropical Storm Laura is bringing heavy rainfall and flash flooding over Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and portions of Cuba. Tropical Storm Marco continues to produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds along portion of the northern Gulf Coast.

8 a.m. Update: Tropical Storm Laura is moving west-northwestward just south of the coast of central Cuba.

7 a.m. Update: Tropical Storm Marco is producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds along portion of the northern Gulf Coast.

5 am. Update: View the forecast advisories below for both tropical storms below.

August 23

11 p.m. Update:

5 p.m. Update:

12:30 p.m. Update:

8 a.m. Update:

5 a.m. Update:

Tropical Storm Marco is still forecast to become a hurricane later today. Hurricane and Storms Surge Warnings activated for portions of the Northern Gulf Of Mexico.

August 22

11 p.m. Update: According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Laura continued to dump heavy rains as it moved over the Dominican Republic. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to Key West and for the Dry Tortugas, including Florida Bay. Tropical Storm Marco continues to move closer to the northern Gulf coast as it entered the southern Gulf of Mexico.

5 p.m. Update: According to Meteorologist Alyssa Pejic, Tropical Storm Laura is nearing Puerto Rico, forecast to move across the Greater Antilles this weekend, and into the Gulf of Mexico Monday – strengthening into a Category 1 Hurricane. Tropical storm Marco is in the Yucatan Channel and will slowly move into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and Monday.

2 p.m. Update:

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Laura strengthens near Puerto Rico, while Tropical Storm Marco’s strength stays the same, still forecast to be a hurricane later today.

11 a.m. Update: No major changes with the 11 a.m. advisory, but Laura now bringing heavy rain to Puerto Rico and Marco strengthening, forecasted to become a hurricane later today.

9 a.m. Update: