Zeta zooms off mid-Atlantic coast as post-tropical cyclone

Zeta, the 27th named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic season, weakened to a post-tropical cyclone on Thursday, hours after making landfall as a hurricane on the southeastern coast of Louisiana.

The storm lashed the northern Gulf Coast and large swaths of the southeastern United States before emerging off the mid-Atlantic coast early Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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