(Orange, Texas)

July 27, 2013

Dorian forecast uncertain; isolated thunderstorms possible

Staff reports
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Tropical Storm Dorian’s path is uncertain after Tuesday of next week.

The storm remained disorganized Friday afternoon while moving quickly to the west-northwest and a generally westward motion near 21 mph or slightly faster is expected over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph with highter gusts. Satellite images indicate the Dorian is not well organized and some weakening is expected over the weekend.

Dorian is expected to be north of Puerto Rico by Monday and could enter the Gulf of Mexico later next week. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La., reported there is “considerable uncertainty” in the long range forecast path and intensity of Dorian next week.

The weather service reported scattered and isolated thunderstorms are possible this weekend as a weak front moves through the area.

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Saturday with a high near 90. Heat index values could be as high as 98.

Sunday, A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 91. Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92.