Hurricane Laura remnants may bring severe weather to eastern N.C.

NOAA satellite image of Hurricane Laura approaching the Gulf Coast.

The remnants of Hurricane Laura, which devastated the Gulf coast of western Louisiana overnight as a Category 4 storm, will reach eastern North Carolina this weekend.

Laura was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday as it continued pushing inland towards Arkansas, with the remnants expected to reach here later Saturday.

The remnants are expected to link up with a cold front and bring a severe weather threat Saturday afternoon or early evening, the National Weather Service said.

Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two will be possible.

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