ROANOKE, Va. – 6 p.m. Wednesday update
Hurricane Zeta has made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana as a category 2 hurricane. Winds are sustained at 110 mph and gusting stronger at times. Zeta is currently moving north-northeast at 24 mph.
5 p.m. Wednesday update
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for many along and south of U.S. 460. This brings the potential for tropical-storm-force winds up to 45 mph.
Along with the wind threat, 2-4 inches of rainfall is expected across the region by Thursday night.
Hurricane Zeta has continued to gain strength this afternoon and it’s now a category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph. This means that Zeta is just shy of becoming a major, category 3 hurricane.