Laura made landfall overnight as a Category 4

Small community of Cameron, Louisiana was ground zero.

Laura made landfall overnight as a Category 4
Hurricane Laura landfall expected late Wednesday (Source: WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -

Laura is set to make landfall just after midnight as a category 4 hurricane.

After landfall the storm will get cut off from its fuel (the warm water of the gulf), the storm will weaken and heads north before turning east toward Virginia.

Our weather will be impacted Saturday-- most likely during the day into the evening. Here are our latest thoughts:

It is all dependent on the track.

Because it will be moving quickly, there’s some good news. A fast tracking system likely would not cause widespread flooding. The exact track of Laura is still to be determined, but Virginia remains in the “Cone of Concern”.

The First Alert Weather Team will be tracking this closely and keep you updated.

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