President Trump speaks to journalists at the White House. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The National Weather Service issued a tweet Sunday to stress that Hurricane Dorian will have no impact on Alabama after President Trump claimed that the state would be affected by the category 5 storm.

The big picture: The NWS clarified in another tweet that scattered showers and storms expected across central Alabama on Sunday were not associated with Dorian.

  • Trump tweeted earlier Sunday, "In addition to Florida — South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated." He also told reporters Sunday that Dorian "may get a little piece of" Alabama.
  • The president later criticized an ABC News journalist on Twitter after he and other journalists reported that his Alabama statement was incorrect, as he clarified his Sunday comments.
"I suggested yesterday at FEMA that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true. They made a big deal about this when in fact, under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some 'hurt.' Always good to be prepared! But the Fake News is only interested in demeaning and belittling. Didn’t play my whole sentence or statement. Bad people!"
— Trump's tweet clarifying his comments

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Debris on the streets as then-Hurricane Zeta passes over in Arabi, Louisiana, on Oct. 28. It's the third hurricane to hit Louisiana in about two months, after Laura and Delta. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta has killed at least two people, triggered flooding, downed powerlines and caused widespread outages since making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.

The big picture: A record 11 named storms have made landfall in the U.S. this year. Zeta is the fifth named storm to do so in Louisiana in 2020, the most ever recorded. It weakened t0 a tropical storm early Thursday, as it continued to lash parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with heavy rains and strong winds.