NWS Lake Charles tropical update 8.27.19

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian in the eastern Caribbean Sea. This system has the potential to become a hurricane before it reaches Puerto Rico on Wednesday and Florida late this weekend. Depending on where Dorian tracks across Florida will determine if it will come in the Gulf of Mexico. If it moves across southern Florida, it could be in the Gulf of Mexico next week. If it moves across northern Florida, it may not enter the Gulf of Mexico at all. Dorian is still worth monitoring for Texas and Louisiana.

In addition, a weak low pressure area is forecast to develop in the southern Gulf of Mexico this weekend. This potential system is currently forecast to slowly move east to west across the southern Gulf of Mexico this weekend into early next week. This system, which has not developed yet, will also be worth monitoring for Texas and Louisiana.
We are entering the peak of the hurricane season. We will provide daily updates on these two systems until the threat diminishes for our region.